Friday, July 6, 2012

One of the Triple Threat is Killed! Read Latest by Lis Wiehl and April Henry!

"Last night Allison had cried and prayed in
the darkest hours of the night. She had
knelt on the oak floor of the living room,
her elbows resting on the well-corn brown leather
of the couch, stifling her sobs so they wouldn't
wake Marshall or Lindsay. She had asked God
why He had taken her friend.
"And she had gotten no answers.
"God's ways were not man's ways, she knew
that. Could she be at peace without
understanding why?
"Maybe Nicole was right. Maybe peace would
not come from the why, but the who. All they
could do for Cassidy now was to find the man
who had done this to her and bring him to
"Allison heard a muffled gasp. When she glanced
over at Nicole, she was shocked. Nic's face was
wet with tears. Nicole, who never cried. Nicole
who had perfected the art of wearing no expression
at all. Nicole, who, even when Allison knew she
must be angry or sad or worried, just retreated
behind a stony facade until her eyes were looking
out from little caves.
"Allison put her arm around her friend's shoulders..."

Eyes of Justice:
 A Triple Threat Novel

By Lis Wiehl
 with April Henry

Hopefully readers are acquainted with both James Patterson's Women's Murder Club and Wiehl's Triple Threat novels...I love both of them--each series pulls together three professional women who have some connection through their work, so that all three know "something" about criminal cases that have occurred. They then get together, share info and work to solve the crime...Good stuff!

This time, though, there is a major change to the Triple Threat group--one of them dies! Of course, readers know that somebody else will fill that slot--will it be the woman who enters this novel later, or will it be somebody else in the future. I "kinda" like the new girl...LOL...but will be patient with Wiehl and Henry to see if she stays...We all know that women have to "click" as a team before they can do their best! And I do enjoy strong female lead characters! You too, and haven't read a Triple Threat novel? Start with this one!

Cassidy Shaw, a crime reporter, had received a call tipping her on a cover-up story--at the Police Bureau! He had called her because of her earlier story, speaking out against her old boyfriend and his violence toward her. She figured the man calling was also a cop--he was claiming that he had proof that a gun had been plated on a homeless guy who had been killed. Quickly she had pulled up the article on the case that she hadn't covered and read the details. Six cops had been chasing the man who had run and later was killed when he produced a gun and turned on the police.

Cassidy was supposed to be meeting with friends, Allison Pierce, a federal prosecutor, and Nicole Hedges an FBI agent. This time it was Nicole's turn to pick the restaurant and she chose Puerto Marquez, loud with music, TV, and air-conditions running full blast. It was almost an hour that they had waited for Cassidy before they decided to go find her! As soon as they drove into the parking garage, they began to feel tense instead of being relieved that her car was there. There were signs of her being home, but they found her phone, which she was never without, and then saw the drops of blood...

In a few minutes they found her, she had been stuffed around the pipes under the kitchen sink...

Of course, there was no formal way for Allison and Nicole to work the case. In fact they had been warned to stay away from it--that didn't stop them...

I'm going to jump ahead as they pursued the case, beginning with the assumption that Cassidy's former abusive boyfriend was guilty...  and tell a little about Ophelia Moyer, a PI. She was described to them as "a little odd, a little intense, but she's also very competent and very discreet..." And, surprise, she doesn't charge for the services she provides...

Ophelia was far different than their glamorous beautiful reporter friend. They went on to explain their relationship with Cassidy and then through some of the details of the case. Ophelia sat for quite some time and announced that her stepfather had beat both her mother and herself.."Beat us and worse."

And as the conversation flowed, the word justice arose. Ophelia responded by saying she had three special interests: cats, the stock market and helping other women get justice...she then agreed to help them...

Personally, I liked Ophelia. I think she will bring a darker side of women's issues into play, both from her background and with, I am sure, future cases. It is important for justice to be found for women. If you agree, then you must, in my opinion, follow this important series! This is one of the most exciting and suspenseful so far. Highly recommended!


Lis Wiehl is a New York Times best-selling author, Harvard Law School graduate, and former federal prosecutor. A popular legal analyst and commentator for the Fox News Channel, Wiehl appears on The O'Reilly Factor and was co-host with Bill O'Reilly on the radio for seven years.

April Henry is the New York Times best-selling author of mysteries and thrillers. Her books have been short-listed for the Agatha Award, the Anthony Award, and the Oregon Book Award. April lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.
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1 comment:

  1. Sounds an interesting series. Is it a terrible confession to say I'm not familiar with either.