Lucky Stiff

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Lucky Stiff

Lucky O'Toole Adventure

Savvy and fashionable, with a knack for solving unusual problems, and soothing the temperamental egos of the rich and privileged, Lucky O'Toole knows how to tackle critical issues and get the best possible results even against seemingly overwhelming odds. As a Customer Relations Executive for a huge Las Vegas Resort, the upcoming weekend promises to test her people skills to the max.

This book opens with an entomological mess and Lucky smack-dab in the middle. I was instantly engaged and faithfully chewed through the pages as the problems kept mounting. The flavor and feel of Las Vegas permeated every page and for me, enhanced my overall enjoyment of the entire book. Unflappable, for the most part, Lucky deals with issues in her own unique and often humorous manner. I thought the pacing was exceptional. There were madcap periods of craziness, sure, but the author kept the suspense of the main storyline going even as side trips were handled with aplomb and ingenuity. Best of all, there were well-timed little lulls which allowed Lucky to slow down and breathe. I also enjoyed the brief respites as, sometimes, I have read books where the pacing never lets up, even a little, and I just end up exhausted at the end of the journey. That, thankfully, was not the case in this instance. The story unfolded quickly and in many directions, but it was always entertaining and, at the end, I finished it satisfied and eager for another Lucky O'Tool adventure.

Book Blurb for Lucky Stiff

Lucky O’Toole--Head of Customer Relations at The Babylon, premier mega-resort on the Vegas Strip--thinks it’s just another night in Las Vegas.  A tractor-trailer has spilled its load of a million honeybees, blocking not only the Strip but the entrance to her hotel... the District Attorney for Clark County—apparently the odd man out of a threesome on the twelfth floor—is hiding in the buff in one of the hotel’s laundry rooms... and Numbers Neidermeyer--one of Vegas’ less-than-savory oddsmakers--is arguing with Las Vegas’ ace private investigator, the Beautiful Jeremy Whitlock.

The next day, Lucky discovers Ms. Neidermeyer was tossed into the shark tank at the Mandalay Bay Resort as a snack for the Tiger Shark.  When the police show up at the Babylon with a hastily prepared search warrant, applied for by the District Attorney himself, and Jeremy lands in the hot seat, Lucky realizes her previous night was far from routine. 

Amid the chaos of fight weekend, the hiring of an eccentric new French chef, and her madam mother's intentions to auction off a young woman’s virginity, Lucky is drawn into a deadly game where no one is what they seem, a game that will end only when she discovers who made fish-food out of Numbers Neidermeyer.

Lucky O’Toole and Fabulous Las Vegas—life doesn’t get any better.        

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2011 4.50