Title: So Damn Lucky Author: Deborah Coonts Publisher: Forge Books, Pgs 384 Publication Date: February 28, 2012 Format: Hardcover Genre: Fiction Series: Lucky O'Toole Las Vegas Adventures #3
I think I liked this book solely because I loved the previous books in the series.
There were two main plotlines. The Lucky and Teddie relationship and the convoluted twisty magician-alien-Area 51 thing. I am still confused on who was who when it came to the magicians and repeatedly my eyes glazed over when I was trying to remember their exact place in the story.
Zewicki, Danilov, Carl, Jenkins, Griffin, Mortimer, Marik and Fortunoff. Just to name a few. Which do not include the ongoing characters from the previous books.
This is a series that you have to read from the beginning to keep all the usual players in line and to understand their interactions.
Lucky O’Toole is the head of Customer Relations of the Babylon resort in Las Vegas. On a daily basis she has to handle all the usual craziness that tourist bring to her town and to her hotel specifically.
Teddie, a heterosexual female impersonator, is Lucky’s lover but their relationship is on the fritz since he has decided to follow his dream and leave Lucky at home alone. Her mother Mona, the madam of the local bordello is pregnant, the father - the same man that is Lucky’s father even though that needs to be kept hush-hush for business reasons.
Now add in the suave men waiting in the wings for Lucky to make up her mind---
Let me get back to the twisty plot –
Trying to duplicate Houdini’s final act, Dimitri Fortunoff appears to become a victim of the same result, but when his body disappears, Lucky is determined to find out what happened. All this coinciding on the same weekend that UFO enthusiasts descend on the Babylon.
Little did she know that when magicians, psychics, and alien hunters all appear together things are not going to end well. It is up to Lucky to get to the bottom of all this in time for the weekend finale cumulating in the famous Houdini séance on Halloween night.
Only Lucky and her hotel family can get to the bottom of this with only a couple bullet creases and black eyes amongst them.
I really enjoy this series. It is sexy and it is funny. Just the way you think Las Vegas should be.