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Publication Order of Triple Threat Books

Face of Betrayal (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hand of Fate (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of Ice (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eyes of Justice (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Triple Threat is a series of four fascinating mystery novels. The series is written by New York and USA Today bestselling author April Henry in collaboration with Lis Wiehl. The books were published in a span of three years between 2009 and 2012 by Thomas N. Publishers.

The series narrates the story of three very smart and dedicated women. One of the ladies is a Federal Prosecutor, the second one a TV news reporter and the third one is an FBI agent. The trio lives in Portland Oregon and has formed an elite team that investigates criminal activities in the city. The contribution of Lis Wiehl cannot, however, be sidelined as she has been an important aspect of the success story of the series. The first two novels in the series were successful and hence aided the writers in publishing a couple of the remaining books in the series.

The first book in the series is Face of Betrayal published in 2009. The book introduces the three protagonists who form an elite team termed as the Triple Threat; a team dedicates in solving the city crimes. Allison Pierce works as a Federal Prosecutor, Cassidy Shaw is a new reporter, and Nicole Hedges works as FBI special agent. The second book in the series is Hand of Fate published in 2010.

Face of Betrayal (2009)

The face of Betrayal opens up the triple threat mystery series. The events of the novel take place in Portland a city in Oregon where Katie, a 17-year-old Senate goes missing after returning home for the Christmas holiday. She is reported missing after going out for a walk with her dog. Apparently, Cassidy Shaw, the new reporter is the first person to bring the disappearance into the limelight. As the news spread through the media outrage, occur across the state, and soon the FBI special agent and the federal prosecutor come to know about the shocking news. Now, these three best friends have formed the triple threat team to deal with such sort of crime.

Two theories are surrounding the disappearance of the young Katie. The first one is that she might have been kidnapped and the second one is that she might have run away from someone.

However, these two theories are rendered invalid when Nicole finds out about Katie’s blog. In the blog, it is revealed that she was having relationship problems with an old man probably a United States senator.

The triple threat team works up and down to find out what happened to Katie. However, their investigative journey is not a downhill run but rather an uphill task that will see them challenged and betrayed by the people they trusted. They have to filter out that one face in a growing suspect list before becoming the next victims of the betrayals.

Due to their involvement in the Katie disappearance case, they must face their inner demons and challenge the external enemies. The Triple Threat series debut novel is a fascinating one that you will love. The characters are well crafted, and you will find almost relating each of the characters in the series to the many people existing in your life. For instance, despite working for a common goal of solving crimes and saving the lives of those who are in danger, Cassidy and her two friends are what one would term as friends forever. They together come up with a name for their investigative team based on the dessert they all love.

Furthermore, the ability of these three women in cracking the shells of even the most challenging cases automatically qualifies them a triple threat for the bad guys. Henry and Wiehl’s experience in the line of law, politics, and criminal investigations, as well as their eloquent narrative, make Triple Threat, out of this World Series.

Several twists and turns will firmly capture your attention from the first to the last pages. Upon publication, this debut novel was termed as a sizzling political thriller in a review published by the Publishers Weekly. Furthermore, the book was listed as one of the best top ten suspense thrillers by the Suspense Magazine.

Hand of Fate (2010)

Hand of Fate is the sequel to the Face of Betrayal published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. The second books follow the efforts of the “power puff” girls in making Portland a crime-free city, but only that this time round they have to face a challenging ordeal of their life.

The famous radio talk presenter Jim Fate is brutally murdered in his studio. The killer is presumed to have filled the presenter studio with poisonous gas during one of Jim’s show called The Hand of Fate. The toxic gas kills Jim and leaves behind a series of possible suspects.

Jim was an outspoken man in nature, and this might be one of the reasons that he was murdered. Aimed at unraveling the hidden truth regarding Jim’s death, the trio begins their investigative journey.

The death of Jim Fate was a personal loss to the three ladies as each one of them was in a secret affair with the presenter, and no one was aware of the other persons secret. They discover that person who could have murdered Jim had access to Jim’s house and that he/she has some vital evidence.

In their investigative journey, the three women must confront a sense of betrayal amongst them that could ultimately lead to the great fall of Triple threat. Soon they realize that they must stick together if they want to find out the real killer. They set their differences aside and soldier on with the investigation, with a spark of energy and determination.

The Hand of Fate is another fast paced action packed novel that will kick out the boredom of brought by other slow-paced novels. The three lead characters are interesting and feel real, and you will feel the pain of their hearts as each one of them undergoes personal trials.

The plot development is nicely done, and you will love how each scene perfectly connects to the other scene. If you love reading books that contain current events and are mystery and thrillers, then Triple Threat series is recommended as the ideal match.

The Triple Threat series is a novel collection of four very exciting mystery novels. The series was written by the New York Times bestselling American author Lis Wiehl and the novels were published over a period of three years from 2009 to 2012. Being published by the Thomas Nelson Publishers, the series depicts the story of three highly dedicated and intelligent women, one of whom is a Federal Prosecutor, the other is an FBI agent and the third one is a TV news reporter. These women live in Portland, Oregon and have formed a team to investigate criminal activities in the city. They together form the ‘Triple Threat’ as felt by the criminal who fear their professional expertise. The author Lis Wiehl used to work as a Fox News legal correspondent and a former Federal Prosecutor. This is the reason for her to write such a novel comprising of all her knowledge about the three departments. The plot of the series is full of suspense and thrill as the three women encounter various hurdles in solving the crimes. The author collaborated with another New York Times bestselling author named April Henry from Portland, Oregon to complete the series. The contribution of April Henry cannot be sidelined as she has also been an important aspect for the success of the novel. The initial couple of novels were very successful and helped Lis to write a couple of other novels in the series as well.

The first novel of the series was titled ‘Face of Betrayal’ and was published in the year 2009. The novel introduces the three main characters of the series who form the a team known as the ‘triple threat’. The characters are described as intelligent, professional and dedicated to solve the crimes taking place in the city. Cassidy Shaw is a reporter, Allison Pierce is a Federal Prosecutor and Nicole Hedges is an FBI Special Agent. The plot starts in the city of Portland, Oregon, where a 17 year old senate named Katie, who has returned home for the Christmas vacation, goes missing while going out for a walk with her dog. Reporter Cassidy Shaw id he first person to bring the story into limelight. A wide outrage spreads in the media and Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce and FBI Special Agent Hedges also come to know about the news. These three are lifelong friends and have formed The Triple Threat team to fight against such crimes.

The name Triple Threat has been derived from their favorite dessert. The ability of these three women to crack cases on the basis of their powerful positions automatically makes them a triple threat for the criminals. Katie is believed to be kidnapped or having run away out of fear of someone, by the authorities. However, all these theories become baseless when Nicole discover’s Katie’s blog. The blog reveals that she was getting troubled by her mysterious relationship with an old man, possibly a U.S Senator. The three women strive hard to find Katie alive, but have to face betrayals from many trusted ones. They have to find that one face among a growing crowd of suspects before becoming he victims of betrayals themselves. Their inner demons and a number of external enemies are brought out due to their emotional involvement in the case. The novel was very well written by Lis Wiehl and April Henry together. Wiehl’s expertise in politics, law and criminal investigation and April’s narrative genius can be very well seen in the novel. The gripping mystery of the novel filled with descriptions of real life danger and rich characters give it a satisfying finish. The interesting twists in the end are appreciated by all the readers. The novel was considered as a sizzling political thriller by the Publishers Weekly. The Suspense Magazine termed the novel as one of the top ten best thriller books of the year.

The second novel of the Triple Threat series was published with the title ‘Hand of Fate’ in the year 2010. The novel was again published by the Thomas Nelson Publishers and continued the suspenseful plot from the first book. In this novel, the triple threat club of Cassidy Shaw, Nicole Hedges and Allison Pierce continue their efforts of making Portland a crime-free city. But this time they have to face a more difficult situation. Famous radio talk show host Jim Fate, is murdered brutally in his studio. The murderer filled Jim’s studio with poisonous gas during one of his talk shows ‘The Hand of Fate’. Due to the poisonous gas, Jim dies tragically leaving behind an outnumbered list of suspects. Jim was believed to be of an outspoken nature and because this only he might have been might murdered. The three begin their mission of finding the killer by piecing together the motive, mystery and madness of the crime.

This time the committed crime is a personal loss the three women as one of them was in a secret relationship with Jim Fate. No one was aware of the one among the three who was in love with the victim. However, that person had the access to Jim’s house and also possessed some very important evidences. While trying to solve the case, the women confront a sense of betrayal within the team. The not-so-public life of Fate came out during the investigation process and this gives rise to a feud among the women. It was getting clear that the murderer was becoming successful in breaking the team. He had hit the right mark at the right time. Soon the women realize that they must stick together in order to nail the murder and bring justice to Jim. They keep aside their differences and decide to move ahead with the investigation, but this time with a new energy and firm determination. The novel received wide recognition from one and all and the suspenseful narration of the authors was very much appreciated. The critics described it as a pulse-pounding plot and full of twists and turns. Lis Wiehl received great motivation from the success of her initial novels and completed two more novels in the series. She also wrote several other novel series’ based on the mystery and thriller genre.

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