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Lucky Bastard
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Lucky Bastard
Lucky O'Toole Series, Book 4

Lucky O'Toole, the newly promoted vice president of Customer Relations for the Babylon, Las Vegas's primo Strip property, has never met a problem she couldn't handle. But when a young woman is found dead, sprawled across the hood of a new, bright red Ferrari California in the Babylon's on-site dealership, a Jimmy Choo stiletto stuck in her carotid, Lucky's skills are maxed out. Of course, her life is already on overload. Her mother, Mona, is pregnant, hormonal, and bored—a triple threat. A song that Teddie, Lucky's former lover, wrote for her is getting national airplay as he hits the talk shows, pleading for her forgiveness. Lucky is less than amused by the high-powered "infotainment" spotlight on her personal life. She's having enough trouble fending off Chef Jean-Charles Bouclet, the Babylon's tasty new dish. All of this and The Smack-Down Poker tournament, the second-largest poker tournament in the world, is holding its final round at the Babylon. Hookers, thieves, players, cheaters, media, and hangers-on descend, looking to win or to score. When one of the players turns up dead, Lucky starts to make connections between the two murders, putting her in the crosshairs of the killer. Then, just when she's losing control...life deals another major complication to her personal life...and it's not going to be pretty. In Deborah Coonts' Lucky Bastard, Lucky struggles to keep her life in balance, and a murderer from killing again.

Lucky O'Toole, the newly promoted vice president of Customer Relations for the Babylon, Las Vegas's primo Strip property, has never met a problem she couldn't handle. But when a young woman is found dead, sprawled across the hood of a new, bright red Ferrari California in the Babylon's on-site dealership, a Jimmy Choo stiletto stuck in her carotid, Lucky's skills are maxed out. Of course, her life is already on overload. Her mother, Mona, is pregnant, hormonal, and bored—a triple threat. A song that Teddie, Lucky's former lover, wrote for her is getting national airplay as he hits the talk shows, pleading for her forgiveness. Lucky is less than amused by the high-powered "infotainment" spotlight on her personal life. She's having enough trouble fending off Chef Jean-Charles Bouclet, the Babylon's tasty new dish. All of this and The Smack-Down Poker tournament, the second-largest poker tournament in the world, is holding its final round at the Babylon. Hookers, thieves, players, cheaters, media, and hangers-on descend, looking to win or to score. When one of the players turns up dead, Lucky starts to make connections between the two murders, putting her in the crosshairs of the killer. Then, just when she's losing control...life deals another major complication to her personal life...and it's not going to be pretty. In Deborah Coonts' Lucky Bastard, Lucky struggles to keep her life in balance, and a murderer from killing again.

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  • My mother tells me I was born a long time ago, but I'm not so sure—my mother can't be trusted. I do know that I was raised in Texas on barbeque, Mexican food and beer. I currently live in Las Vegas where family and friends tell me I can't get into too much trouble. Silly people. I have owned my own business, been a tax lawyer and a flight instructor, and have survived a teenager. And now, I make stuff up for a living. Each day I sit in the front window at my favorite Panera and play with my imaginary friends. My SO is a psychologist and he tells me that many of his colleagues would consider me an annuity. I can live with that. Thankfully, he can too. I write a mystery series set in Las Vegas—funny, sexy and romantic. I've been told they are comedic thrillers—sounds like an oxymoron to me, but you get the drift.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    March 25, 2013
    At the start of Coonts’s lively fourth Lucky O’Toole novel (after 2012’s So Damn Lucky), a young woman turns up dead on the hood of a sports car at the Ferrari dealership housed within Las Vegas’s swanky Babylon casino resort, where Lucky is the head of customer relations. Putting out fires is all part of a day’s work for Lucky, but after the appearance of a second body and then a third, she has to wonder whether she can handle all the drama. In addition, she must deal with her qualms about her burgeoning romantic relationship with the Babylon’s new chef, Jean-Charles, a charming Frenchman; the dogged persistence of her old flame, Teddie; and a dark-haired mystery woman in a dead woman’s red shoes. Lucky’s sass and snark make for fun reading, but the lack of urgency in her actions to find the killer dampens the mystery. Agent: Susan Gleason, Susan Gleason Literary Agency.

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