So Damn Lucky

So Damn Lucky

eBook - 2016
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While performing his final trick at the performance marking the end of a forty-year run of one of Las Vegas' most renowned burlesque shows, magician Dimitri Fortunoff appears to have a fatal accident. Then, when his body disappears, the questions mount for Lucky O'toole, head of Customer Relations for the Babylon resort, the crown jewel of the mega-resorts dotting the Las Vegas Strip. And the timing couldn't be worse. Her live-in lover, Teddie, has morphed into a rock star and been swallowed whole by life on the road. Her mother, Mona, pregnant, petulant, and perpetually under foot is giving new meaning to the term 'high maintenance.' Paxton Dane, a handsome Texan long on charisma and short on history, is forcing himself into the void of Teddie's absence, and a suave French chef is proving to be equal parts charm and venom, seasoned with a dash of irresistible. But Lucky can't shake the question: Did Dimitri Fortunoff really die or is this an elaborate hoax? UFO conventioneers and high-ranking magicians fill her hotel and she turns to some of them for answers: Zoom-Zoom Zewicki, a retired astronaut with an agenda all his own, Crazy Carl Colson, a psychic clinging to the edge of sanity, Marik Kovalenko, a smoldering internationally renowned magician, The Great Tursinov, a famed mentalist, Bart Griffin, late-night talk show host, and Junior Arbogast, professional cynic and hoax exposer. The trail leads her through the miles of storm culverts under the city of Las Vegas, to the hordes of believers who gather at Rachel for a glimpse of a UFO, to hints of secret programs at Area 51, then culminates on the catwalk above the crowd attending the annual, Harry Houdini Sǎnce on Halloween, where Lucky must risk her life to catch a killer.
Publisher: [United States] : Deborah Coonts : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9780985792534
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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JCLHunterSt Jul 21, 2013

So Damn Lucky is the 3rd book in the Lucky O’Toole series by Deborah Coonts. Lucky is the chief problem-solver at an upscale resort/casino/hotel in Las Vegas. As with all the books, this one didn’t disappoint. The characters are fun and/or crazy, the situations are interesting and the mayhem is plentiful. Good, fun, sexy reads.

Jun 05, 2012

I love this series, but this particular installment was interrupted with too much sex, especially when the action should be climaxing - pun intended I guess. It's just distracting from a normally great protagonist and well plotted action.

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