Monday, April 5, 2010

"Hand of Fate" book review

Book Description:
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.

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.

I decided to make a change and read something that was a not my average book. I really wasn't sure what to expect, but was surprisingly drawn to this book immediately. Right away, the book introduces you to the victim and who they were while alive. Before you know it they are facing death and the suspense begins.

The author did a great job in keeping you wondering who had committed the murder and why. The book was full of twist and emotion. My only complaint is I am still not sure how realistic the outcome in the end is. This is a "fiction" though, so I figured I can't dread on it the ending too much. I also have to admit, that It was nice to have an ending for once that I couldn't guess the outcome until it happened.

It is nearly impossible to find a good suspenseful book without all the vulgarity and gore. Hand Of Fate proved that it could be done and keeps all the christian standards in mind without offending it's readers. Overall I am very excited for the next Triple Threat Novel to come out!

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