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Monday, April 5, 2010

Book Review: Hand of Fate by Lis Wiehl

A smoke bomb releases a poisonous gas, panicking the city of Portland, it terrorists? Sarin gas? But when the smoke clears, exactly one victim has been claimed, famous (and controversial) radio talk master, Jim Fate. Three friends, who just happen to be women (an FBI agent, a federal prosecutor, and a TV news reporter), band together to discover the identity of his killer. The ending will surprise you. It's just plain unbelievable. Truly.

This is the second book in the Triple Threat series by New York Times best-selling author Lis Wiehl (with April Henry). The opening chapter grabs you by the throat...I truly wanted to find out who had killed Jim Fate and why. But my interest slowly waned. Maybe it was the treatise on illegal immigration? Or the one on domestic violence? It's ok to make a point, I just don't like it when an author uses her characters as mouthpieces.

Plus, so much happens in this book within its short 300+ pages that it can't help but shake the ground of credibility. Of course, for a story well told, you can suspend your disbelief. Let's just say I'm still shaking my head over that ending.

Disclaimer: BookSneeze sent me a free copy of this book for review purposes. I received no compensation and this review reflects my honest opinion.

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