Summary: This is book 2 of the Triple Threat Novel series and even better than the first. The Triple Threat Club have three things in common: the same high school, their involvement to fighting crime, and a passion for chocolate. Allison Pierce is Federal prosecutor, expectant mom, and the only Christian of the trio. Nicole Hedges, a special agent for the FBI, single mom and although she grew up in a strong Christian home she has turned her back on her faith. And Cassidy Shaw is a TV newscaster who has her hopes set on an anchor chair for channel 4 news. Cassidy recently out of a abusive relationship struggles to find herself.  She jumps from one fade to the next.
This story looks at the death of a controversial talk show host, Jim Fate. The initial incident sets downtown Portland into a panic and begin a chain of events that touch the Triple Threat Club in significant and life changing ways.
My Review: I read book one, Face of Betrayal back in January and loved it. As I read other reviews I found many deeply disturbed that the book didn’t appear “Christian.” Several questioned why the Thomas Nelson published the book.  I hope those readers will give this book a chance.
In this book Allison is still living out her faith and is deeply challenged during the story. However, we are beginning to see a change happening in Cassidy and especially Nic. The author is doing an excellent job of mimicking real life and the real change that can happen in people.
The author has provided an excellent main storyline, as she leads us to who killed Jim Fate and why.  She follows it up with strong secondary storylines that add to the overall story. The author deals with some tough issues, such as domestic abuse and prescription drug addiction.
I’m looking forward to the next installment of this series and to see what happens to these three women.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants a well-written, fast paced story, that deals with real life situations. I would not recommend this to people who want a nice Christianese book that doesn’t portray things like social drinking and drug addiction or has references to premarital sexual relationships.

547064: Hand of Fate, Triple Threat Series #2 Hand of Fate, Triple Threat Series #2
By Lis Wiehl & April Henry / Thomas Nelson

A suspected terrorist attack happens when outspoken radio talk show host Jim Fate is killed by poisonous gas while his show, “The Hand of Fate” is on the air. During the ensuing panic, downtown Portland is evacuated and FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges is trapped in a high-rise building. Crime reporter Cassidy Shaw is the only journalist to report from the scene as chaos overtakes the streets. And federal prosecutor Allison Pierce ends up rescuing a toddler separated from her family and taking her to one of the city’s overwhelmed hospitals. In the days following Fate’s murder, the three colleagues and friends team up to uncover the secrets behind the attack – and reveal secrets of their own.

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