Book Review – Hand of Fate by Lis Wiehl and April Henry

The second installment in a New York Times best-selling series featuring three professional female crime fighters. Fox News legal correspondent Lis Wiehl teams up with veteran mystery novelist April Henry for this compelling new mystery. Warning: this one’s not for the faint of heart.

Hand of Fate A Triple Threat Novel :  When the host of a popular Portland, OR radio talk show is murdered, the Triple Threat Club—a federal prosecutor, an FBI agent, and a journalist—must narrow down the lengthy list of suspects who wanted him dead.

Outspoken radio talk show host Jim Fate dies tragically and dramatically when poisonous gas fills his recording booth while his show, “The Hand of Fate” is on air. In the ensuing panic, police evacuate downtown Portland, leaving FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges trapped in a high-rise building.

Crime reporter Cassidy Shaw is the only journalist brave enough to report from the scene as chaos overtakes the streets. And federal prosecutor Allison Pierce must rescue a child separated from her family even as she escapes the danger herself.

In the days following Fate’s murder, these three colleagues and friends team up to piece together the not-so public life of Jim Fate in order to uncover the stunning truth of who killed him—and why.

Heidi’s review : I absolutely loved this novel. It was a page turner from the first chapter, with great point of view and scene changes with each chapter.

The reporter, Cassidy, is not a believer and the lawyer, Allison, is. The author did an excellent job showing how these two characters handled compassion and faith by comparing their actions based on their internal belief system.

The main plot, the death of the talk show host, is believable and intriguing. The subplots stick close to the main story, yet add additional conflict and characterization. I highly recommend Hand of Fate – a suspenseful read!

You may be familiar with Lis Wiehl, who appears weekly on The O’Reilly Factor and on other FOX radio and television programs like Fox and Friends, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and Hannity, Alan Colmes, and others. And if you read closely, you may just recognize the inspiration behind Jim Fate, the controversial talk radio host featured in the novel (wink, wink).

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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One Response to “Book Review – Hand of Fate by Lis Wiehl and April Henry”

  1. Heidi, this sounds like an excellent book. I love action-packed plots with lots of twists and turns. Thanks for the review!

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