Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wanna Get Lucky?-Deborah Coonts

Wanna Get Lucky?
Deborah Coonts
Forge, May 11 2010, $24.99
ISBN: 9780765325433

In Las Vegas, Lyda Sue Stalnaker left this world with a big final act when she fell from a helicopter into the pirate’s lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel; her plunge superseded the in progress 8:30 show. The police investigate and assume another dead sore loser.

However on her way to a troublemaking incident, Babylon Head of Customer Relations Lucky O’Toole is stunned when she sees Lyda Sue making the news. They briefly talked last night so she has a difficult time accepting the woman committed suicide. Lucky decides to make some inquires starting with Willie the Weasel who flew the aircraft and goes even deeper when her former flame Irv Gittings the rat was involved. Although The Big Boss reminds her she needs to focus on the conventions hosted at the Babylon with sexual predators assaulting the adult film annual awards gala, the spouse-swapping swingers, and the computer crowd, Lucky believes Lyda Sue was pushed.

This terrific tongue in cheek investigative tale lampoons the Vegas glitch. Fast-paced Lucky works her inquiry while trying to keep the lewd, the naked, and the nude from attacking the conventioneers with “sales”. Wanna get Lucky? is a delightful amateur sleuth starring a troubleshooting woman who lands in the middle of trouble as her top advisor is her mom the brothel owner.

Harriet Klausner

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