By Lis Wiehl
Thomas Nelson Press, $26.99, 292 pages

Television crime reporter Cassidy Shaw received an anonymous phone call asking for a meeting about police misconduct in Portland. The caller seemed to fear for his life, and was afraid to name names on the phone, so Cassidy agreed to meet him. Cassidy and her two friends had planned to meet for dinner. The friends, Nic, an FBI agent, and Allison, a federal prosecutor, called themselves the Triple Threat, a name that started as a joke after they had a “triple threat chocolate cake” for dessert at one of their dinners. The name stuck. When Cassidy didn’t show up for dinner, Nic and Allison went to her condo to check on her. They found her murdered body stuffed under the sink. The friends were determined to find the killer, even when their own lives were threatened, but interfering in the investigation by Portland Police became a problem with their agencies, so they contacted a young woman who was known to investigate and assist victims of abusive relationships. She agreed to help, and soon became the new third person in the Triple Threat club.

This is the fourth entry in the Triple Threat novels by author Lis Wiehl with April Henry. A lawyer, prosecutor and journalist, Lis Wiehl displays her brilliance in creating strong female characters who are successful, intelligent and fierce! The tension builds from the first page and the story is so engrossing you won’t want to put it down. Charming and inspirational, it is one of the rare books that I plan to read again, which for me is the highest recommendation.

Reviewed by Fran Byram