Book Review
Hand of Fate
Lis Wiehl with April Henry

Hand of Fate is a Triple Threat novel of suspense and intrigue that will keep you biting your fingernails from beginning to end. For those of you who have not read The Face of Betrayal, Ms. Wiehl’s first Triple Threat novel, allow me to introduce you to the members of the Triple Threat Club: Allison Pierce, Federal Prosecutor, Nicole Hedge, FBI Special Agent and Cassidy Shaw, TV Crime Reporter. “The Club was an inside joke, just three friends with connections to law enforcement…who were devoted to justice, friendship, and chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.”

From the inside cover:
Outspoken radio host Jim Fate dies tragically when poisonous gas fills the studio while his polarizing show, “The Hand of Fate” is on air.

In the ensuing panic, police evacuate downtown Portland—and the triple threat of FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges, crime reporter Cassidy Shaw, and Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce began piecing together the madness, motive and mystery of what just happened. And this time, it’s personal since one of the women was secretly dating the host and has access to his home…as well as possible evidence.

In the days following Fate’s murder, these three colleagues and friends confront a betrayal within the team while unearthing the not-so-public life of Jim Fate. Together, they must uncover the stunning truths of who killed him, how close the killer really is, and the twisted motive for this cold-blooded murder.

Ms. Wiehl has written an outstanding novel. Her characters have so many of the qualities we all want as women: strong, but feminine, loyal, dedicated to their work, but also to their relationships. But that is not to say that this is a book for women only. It is not. There is enough suspense, action and intrigue to satisfy any man’s taste for these types of novels.

I enjoyed this book so much that I plan to buy Face of Betrayal on my next trip to the local bookstore. I highly recommend Hand of Fate to everyone!

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