Title: Lucky the Hard Way (The Lucky O-Toole Vegas Adventure Series, Volume 7)
By: Deborah Coonts
Publisher: Deborah B. Coonts
Publication Date: November 14, 2016
Paperback: 318 pages
Price: Paperback – $15.99; Kindle: $4.99
About the Book:
The seventh in the successful Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series A dead body. A former lover on the run. Santa has given Lucky more than she asked for. As Christmases go, this one is proving a bit taxing for Lucky O’Toole, Vice President of Customer Relations for the Babylon, Las Vegas’ most over-the-top Strip resort casino. While facing a murder indictment, Teddie, Lucky’s former lover, has fled to Macau hot on the heels of the man everyone thinks is the real murderer, Irv Gittings. Lucky knows that if Irv finds Teddie first, Lucky will never see him again. Mr. Cho, a powerful figure in the Chinese underworld in Macau, is blackmailing the Big Boss with knowledge of gambling anomalies at the Babylon’s property in Macau. If the Macanese authorities are alerted, the resulting fallout would crumble the financial foundation of Lucky’s entire gambling empire. A trip to Macau is inevitable. With the opening of her own hotel less than a week away, and her engagement still very new, for Lucky the timing couldn’t be worse. As she’s pumping a local source for information about Mr. Cho, the lady is shot in front of her—Lucky narrowly taking the bullet. Lucky has no idea the bullet was really meant for her. With the help of her sidekick, Detective Romeo, Lucky must find Teddie, bring Irv Gittings and Mr. Cho to justice. But can Lucky beat them at their own game without getting caught in the trap? And will she be in time to rescue Teddie?
DEBORAH COONTS BIO
My mother tells me I was born a very long time ago, but I’m not so sure—my mother can’t be trusted. These things I do know: I was raised in Texas on barbeque, Mexican food and beer. I am the author of Wanna Get Lucky? (A NY Times Notable Crime Novel and double RITA™ Finalist), its six sequels, Lucky the Hard Way, the latest and just out, and four between-the-books novellas. Currently, I’m stretching my writer muscles working on a women’s fiction/contemporary romance series set in Napa—the first novel, Crushed, is out now. Next up is After Me, a thriller incorporating cutting-edge science and a protagonist who literally can’t remember why everyone wants her dead. In the pipeline is a romantic suspense series featuring a female helicopter pilot, as well as the next Lucky adventure—all very different projects. So, if you see me with a glass of Champagne in hand, you’ll understand. I can usually be found at the bar, but also at
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