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Hand of Fate (Triple Threat #2)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  1,421 Ratings  ·  173 Reviews
When the host of a popular radio talk show is murdered, the suspects almost outnumber his millions of listeners.

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

The triple threat of FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges, crime reporter Cassidy Shaw, and Federal Prosecutor Allison
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 6th 2010 by Thomas Nelson (first published February 22nd 2010)
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Jul 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started this book yesterday and couldn’t put it down. What a thriller! In the times that we are living in, when terrorist plots using biochemicals are a very real threat, where left and right wing extremists exist and cause harm, the events in this book are not too hard to imagine happening.

The book is fast paced, action packed, not one boring moment where you want to put it down and go find something else to do for a bit. The 3 friends in the book, Cassidy, Allison, and Nic are believable an
Patricia Williams
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good and quick reading mystery. Never figured out "who did it" until it was revealed in the book. Very similar to James Patterson's Women's Murder Club, 3 women investigating crimes, but it was still very good. Characters you could relate to and enjoy reading about. Very good mystery.
Jean Oram
A vocal radio host is killed in studio, leaving three heroines to find the killer. Jim Fate spent his hours on air bringing his listeners to a froth with his extreme views and uncanny ability to poke his finger right into the middle of a hot spot, no matter which topic. Loved and hated, the list of suspects includes half his hometown city of Portland, Oregon. It’s up to Cassidy (TV crime reporter), Nicole (FBI agent), and Allison (Federal Prosecutor) to get through the suspect list while dealing ...more
Yelania Nightwalker
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All, Fans of CSI, Bones, Law & Order
Como el resumen dice mucho sobre la historia, me saltaré esa parte e iré directo al grano :) ME ENCANTÓ! Soy fanática de los programas de detectives: CSI NY, CSI Miami, CSI Las Vegas, Bones, La Ley y el Orden (menos del Mentalista que me aburre a más no poder), así que una vez que tuve en mis manos el libro, no pude hacer menos que leerlo. Reconozco que lo abrí por curiosidad, pero me enganchó desde la primera página, sobre todo por que sus capítulos son cortos, la historia fluye con rapidez, au ...more
Apr 07, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Published 2010 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
This is the second in the Triple Threat Series by Lis Wiehl.

While I'm not a fan of crime fiction, I did find this book entertaining and enjoyable, though certainly not a mind blowing sure-to-be-a-classic book.

The story line was well conceived, from an author who has worked in the field of talk media, with some of the biggest names in radio and TV broadcasting (if the reviews from her famous friends are any indication).

The investigation was intriguing, thou
Jul 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jim Fate is the name and face of his radio show, “The Hand of Fate”. Jim’s favorite past time is attacking the government and reading his threat mail on his radio show. He picks out the best ones and reads them on the air in what he likes to call his “Nut of the Day”. It seems that Jim might have taken things a bit too far this time. A package arrives and inside it is a canister of poisonous gas and Jim quickly dies.

FBI Special Agent, Nicole Hedges; Crime reporter, Cassidy Shaw and Federal Pros
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A friend introduced me to the site BookSneeze, which offers free books to those who are willing to write reviews of the offered works. Turns out my first assignment was a crime thriller. Though not my usual preferred genera, I found Hand of Fate to be gripping from beginning to end.

This who-done-it begins with the murder of a controversial talk show host in his own broadcast studio room. The author takes three friends on a roller coaster ride of suspicion, fear, secrecy, and paranoia. First ther
Feb 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Jim Fate, a controversial talk show host, opens a package that contains poison, his death puts his town into a panic. As citizens fear a terrorist attack, Allison, Cassidy, and Nicole work together to find the person or group responsible for the death of Fate, who had made many enemies with his brash opinions. Will they find the person responsible before their own lives are in danger?

While the mystery aspect of the novel was interesting and fast-paced, my favorite part of the book was the c
Dec 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lis Wiehl & April Henry have done it again! "Hand of Fate" is a fast-paced murder mystery that will grab you from the beginning and hold you right up to the end. We find Cassidy, Nicole, and Allison (the Triple Threat Club) once again working together to solve a case. Jim Fate is a radio talk show host who does his best to stir up controversial conversations, thereby boosting his popularity and show ratings. He is murdered in a possible Sarin gas attack. There are many suspects but only one ...more
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lis Wiehl's second mystery/thriller holds its own, but it still isn't quite as good as the original. Despite that, anyone who liked Face of Betrayal will probably also enjoy Hand of Fate.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pleasant, interesting tale. Some God references but won't bear ya to death with it. Very nice narration and recommended.
Mark Soone
I recently finished Face of Betrayal, and found it quite enjoyable. This prompted me to seek out the next book in the series The Hand Of fate. I found this book enjoyable, but not quite as gripping as the first book.

Very nice character development. This is one of the most engaging things about a series, that you get to connect and almost know the charaters. I did feel that the one thing this book excelled at was the continued development of the characters. After the first book Allison was really
Julie Graves
Mar 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads, christian
When talk radio host Jim Fate is murdered there is no shortage of suspects. Over the years he has made many enemies with his opinions.

Once again The Triple Threat Club are on the case. They must find the killer while also dealing with personal stresses in their life.

FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges is battling her awakening feelings for fellow agent Lief. She is determined to only be friends and never allow a man into her life. Bitter and angry at God she is determined to protect her young daugh
Patricia Kirk
Feb 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Jim Fate, the talk show host with the hot running mouth gets murdered during his show, listeners and crew think terrorists might have sent the deadly poison. As people fall in the street, it seems to prove it. But as Allison and Nic work the case, that becomes only one possibility. They realize that they would have less trouble looking for people who like him.

The inside book flap (library copy) lists author Lis Wiehl as “former federal prosecutor.” Allison also has that job. The police and
Mike (the Paladin)
This is the second in the "Triple Threat" series by Lis Wiehl. It's the 4th novel by Ms. Wiehl I've read. I didn't stay quite as interested in this one as I did it's "predecessor".

This time we do get (another) good and interesting idea for the plot. We open up with what looks like a chemical terrorist attack. As we proceed through the book we also get more involved in the personal life and problems of our 3 protagonists. This edged toward and tottered on the edge of what I generally call "soap
Sid Frost
Nov 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I purchased the CD edition of the book, read by Pam Turlow, for a long automobile trip and enjoyed it so much I bought the first in the series when I got back.

Hand of Fate is the second book in the Triple Threat series, so named because of the three main characters, Allison Pierce, a federal prosecutor, Nicole Hedges, an FBI special agent, and Cassidy Shaw, a TV crime reporter. These three are friends and have a history of being in college together.

The story begins with the murder of a radio t
Suspense Magazine
Apr 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In an exciting and much anticipated return, Wiehl and Henry once again captivate readers with the continuation of The Triple Threat Club in the “Hand of Fate”. Instantly riveting, the action begins with the dramatic and unexpected death of Jim Fate, a nationally syndicated and brash on-air personality. With glaring similarities to real life shock jock, Howard Stern and controversial Fox News personality, Bill O’Reilly, it is not surprising to find the suspect list staggering. Wading through this ...more
Sara Strand
What a great book. Normally- I don't know that I would pick this one up if I were out browsing for books. It's part of a series but what's fantastic is that you don't need to read the one that comes before it. It stands on its own.
It's the story of a popular radio talk show host, Jim Fate, who was killed in the studio by a mysterious and poisonous gas. The murder came on the heels of threats and scares of sarin gas and put the city of Portland into a panic. In the aftermath it follows three wome
Margaret Metz
I am not really sure what I think of this book. It's well-written, has an interesting storyline and some great characters but...

I wasn't sure what it was that bugged me until the end. There was a not so subtle monologue about children of illegal aliens and then I knew what it was. Not only was the political "preaching" a little heavy-handed, it "felt" like a book by two different authors. Some of the story seemed to come from a fairly conservative viewpoint and then there would be these... momen
Feb 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great pleasant read. A great cozy. I found it rather simple , but did look forward to reading it daily. Small, but not heavy christian element for those that do not care for the heavy christian theme. I like both styles. I will read more if I can get them free or about .99. I usually will not pay much for an author I have not tried yet. Good enough to read, but do not like to pay for a book unless 2nd hand or cheap kindle if I would not want to keep and read again. Coming from the view ...more
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Increible, simplemente. excelente.
La historia fue muy buena, sin embargo habían partes que no me ataron mucho a la lectura. Aun así, disfruté la lectura
Sep 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this story better than the first book, but still let me down in many areas.
Gary Sedivy
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Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved how fast paced this book was. It was kind of like watching a real addicting show where you are constantly telling yourself one more episode. I love the 3 leading ladies, although I think their relationship is kind of strange. I mean, these ladies meet up and have dinner together and yet they don't really consider themselves good friends? I also enjoy that each lady has their own "demon" to deal with. I think it shows a very real depiction of what it's like to be in such a fast pac ...more
Barbara Schultz
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars ~ I recently read [Book: A Matter of Trust] and I really liked it. Decided to read another [Author: Lis Wiehl]. I am especially drawn to her books as they are listed as Christian fiction ~ I hate profanity so nice that I have some options.
As for the characters, I really liked 2/3 of the “Triple Threat Club”. I liked Allison and Nicole but had a problem with Cassidy. Actually with the actress who performed her on the audio. She kept mispronouncing Willamette ~ most of us west coast fo
Scooby Doo
Mar 21, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Currently reading ... I'm 33% of the way and so far there has been NO crime investigating, only women worried about their looks and their careers, their boyfriends, and their drug addiction. A needless city evacuation and an irrelevant lost child.
Jose Alveo
Novela policíaca que trata sobre el misterio de la muerte de un locutor de radio. El desarrollo de la trama, el planteamiento de los ideales de los personajes y la manera de retratar los problemas socio-políticos de Estados Unidos fueron motivos de seguir leyendo este libro hasta su desenlace.
Carolyn Vandine west
I enjoyed the second in this series just as much as the first. Great suspense and great new author to be watched. I really like Authors that can tell a story and remain clean language and no detailed sex scenes
Thank you Lis
Dave Hoff
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Liz writes a exciting, clean THRILLER. One I read last, I had the main character pegged as Megan Kelly, this one of a loud mouth, know it all talk radio host. Whoever, these 3 gals from FBI,D.A. and TV make an amazing trio. comes to a fast conclusion at the very last. A grabber.
Genelle Clark
I listened to the audio book version and wasn't thrilled with the reader.
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Lis Wiehl is the author "Face of Betrayal," a New York Times Best Seller.

She has also written "Winning Every Time: How to Use the Skills of a Lawyer in the Trials of Your Life" and "The 51% Minority: How Women Still Are Not Equal and What You Can Do About It."

In addition to her written work, Wiehl is currently a legal analyst for Fox News. She has been with the network since 2001.

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“out exactly what happened.” Nic tried to hide her pride at the next bit of news. “I’ve been appointed the case agent.” She had lobbied hard for it, pointing out to John Drood, the special agent in charge, that Jim Fate had reached out to her and Allison just before he was killed.” 1 likes
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