Lucky Stiff by Deborah Coonts is the second book in the “Lucky O’Toole” adventure/mystery series. Publisher: Forge Books, February 2011
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.
What a fun read! Being Customer Relations has its perks. Everyone knows your name and knows what you’re capable of. When an acquaintance is found dead in a shark tank, Lucky’s friend becomes the number one suspect. Lucky with all her resources, puts the pedal to the medal and does what she does best; and that is, she fixes things. With devilish and witty repartee, a sinful setting and a great cast of characters, this book will have you wishing you were Lucky in Vegas. I can’t wait to read the next book in this humorous series, especially after the concluding announcement. This is going to be a hilarious ride!