Deep Water

Chestnut Street Press
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OIL, THE KEY TO WORLD POWER

Patrick Donovan, Texas wildcatter, has tapped into a vast reservoir.

A senior Senator from Texas is presumed dead.

Sam Donovan, Patrick's daughter, finds herself in the bullseye of a world scramble to gain control of her father's well. A helicopter pilot operating between the rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, Sam knows how the game is played.

But this time, the stakes are life and death.

PRAISE FOR Deep Water

"Thrilling, explosive suspense, a wonderful romance, Deep Water has it all. So many twists and turns. I loved it." - Barbara Freethy, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist

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About the author

Deborah Coonts is the author of the Lucky O'Toole Las Vegas Adventures published by Forge Books.

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Publisher
Chestnut Street Press
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Published on
Apr 1, 2019
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Pages
422
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ISBN
9781944831967
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Language
English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Political
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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"Evanovich…with a dash of CSI." – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)

Death by future mother-in-law.

It's a thing.

Lucky O'Toole is sure of it. What she isn't sure of is how to deal with it. In Paris, far away from her Vegas home, Lucky is out of her element and out of ideas.

Especially when a fortune of rare wine is stolen from her fiancé's family in a daring heist using the tunnels under Paris.

When an unsavory man from Lucky's past shows up to implicate her in the crime, Lucky is left to debate the merits of a firing squad over a guillotine or…

She could find the wine and clear her name.

Easy…until people start showing up dead and everyone seems to want Lucky's head on a pike.

Especially the lead police detective investigating the murder and the theft who happens to also be the torch-carrying flame of her betrothed.

Sensing an opening, Teddie, Lucky's former lover, in Paris to open a musical review in Montmartre, gives her a shoulder to cry on.

A wise woman, Lucky runs, risking life and liver to find the wine and catch the killer before he kills again.

Then, and only then, will she be free to make a choice about her future.

A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Paris escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. Get your copy today!

AN INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH COONTS

Why did you decide to write humor?

I'm not sure I decided to add snark to the Lucky, books, specifically to Lucky's own voice, it just happened that way. When I was a kid, my mouth always got me into trouble. Finally, I've found a way to harness the sarcasm for the Forces of Good—or at least in a way not to anger my grandmother. And when Lucky started talking to me, she had a strong dose of sass in her.

The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure series is hard to categorize. Is that by design?

When I set out to write Wanna Get Lucky?, I knew I wanted to write a romp through Las Vegas. I had the characters and the setting but no real understanding of narrative drive. So, I threw a young woman out of a tour helicopter into the middle of the Pirate Show and let the story unfold. A bit of murder to keep the plot moving, some wisecracking and Vegas mischief to make you laugh, and some romance to keep it interesting. A bit of a mash up, but it works.

PRAISE FOR THE LUCKY O'TOOLE VEGAS ADVENTURE SERIES

"Lucky's story is funny, fast-paced, exuberant and brilliantly realized." - Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Get ready to win big--with a novel that will keep you glued to the pages all the way to the end." - Brenda Novak, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

"More fun than a winning streak in Vegas." - Diane Mott Davidson, New York Times bestselling author

"Deborah Coonts...entrusts the sleuthing to a brainy beauty who sees the lighter side of human folly." - New York Times Book Review

"Fans of J. A. Konrath's Jack Daniels series will love this." - Library Journal, starred review

"A whirlwind of a kooky crime novel, and readers will enjoy every minute of it. Coonts provides the perfect solution for readers waiting for the next Stephanie Plum book." - Booklist

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON
 
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
 
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
 
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.
"Evanovich…with a dash of CSI." – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)

Even a Blind Dog Finds a Bone

For Lucky O'Toole, she finds killers.

As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas's most over-the-top destination, murder is a bit outside of her normal.

But, armed with a wicked wit and an even more wicked right-cross, Lucky takes it all in stride.

But tonight taxes even Lucky's formidable skills.

LUCKY CATCH

Lucky's former lover, Teddie, shows up, hat in hand.

A gaggle of egomaniacal chefs appear for a televised cook-off.

And Lucky's current lover, Jean-Charles, stops answering his phone.

Since trouble comes in threes, Lucky is sure this is the extent of tonight's trouble.

As usual, she's a tad optimistic.

A prized Alba truffle disappears from Jean-Charles's restaurant.

A young chef is murdered in Jean-Charles's food truck.

Jean-Charles still isn't answering his phone.

And when Lucky's path crosses the killer's will her goose be cooked?

You want to know…I know you do.

A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Vegas escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. Get your copy today!

AN INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH COONTS

Why did you decide to write humor?

I'm not sure I decided to add snark to the Lucky, books, specifically to Lucky's own voice, it just happened that way. When I was a kid, my mouth always got me into trouble. Finally, I've found a way to harness the sarcasm for the Forces of Good—or at least in a way not to anger my grandmother. And when Lucky started talking to me, she had a strong dose of sass in her.

The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure series is hard to categorize. Is that by design?

When I set out to write Wanna Get Lucky?, I knew I wanted to write a romp through Las Vegas. I had the characters and the setting but no real understanding of narrative drive. So, I threw a young woman out of a tour helicopter into the middle of the Pirate Show and let the story unfold. A bit of murder to keep the plot moving, some wisecracking and Vegas mischief to make you laugh, and some romance to keep it interesting. A bit of a mash up, but it works.

PRAISE FOR THE LUCKY O'TOOLE VEGAS ADVENTURE SERIES

"Lucky's story is funny, fast-paced, exuberant and brilliantly realized." - Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Get ready to win big--with a novel that will keep you glued to the pages all the way to the end." - Brenda Novak, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

"More fun than a winning streak in Vegas. Lucky O'Toole is a character with brains, beauty, and a wry sense of humor. Readers will want to meet her again—and soon." - Diane Mott Davidson, New York Times bestselling author

"Las Vegas is the perfect setting for this witty tale of misdirection and larger-than-life characters. Fans of J. A. Konrath's Jack Daniels series will love this." - Library Journal, starred review

"A whirlwind of a kooky crime novel, and readers will enjoy every minute of it. Coonts provides the perfect solution for readers waiting for the next Stephanie Plum book." - Booklist

"Evanovich…with a dash of CSI." – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)

Everyone Has a Hidden Talent

For Lucky O'Toole it's murder…solving it.

Tonight she feels like committing it.

Her live-in lover, Teddie, has rock-starred out and taken his show on the road.

Her mother is a pregnant hormonal weapon of mass destruction.

But, as the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas's most over-the-top destination, murder isn't in her job description.

SO DAMN LUCKY

Renowned magician, Dimitri Fortunoff apparently dies while trying to pull a Houdini.

Then his body actually disappears.

Lucky is less than amused. She has enough problems already.

Paxton Dane, a handsome Texan long on charisma, short on history, is pressing for an opening.

And the new French chef is equal parts charm and venom, seasoned with a dash of irresistible.

But Lucky can't shake the question: did Fortunoff really die or is this some elaborate hoax?

With his connections to the UFO convention in town, outlandish theories abound.

Love, laughter, and a few evil spirits from the Great Beyond or the Great Void—

A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Vegas escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. Join the fun today!

AN INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH COONTS

Why did you decide to write humor?

I'm not sure I decided to add snark to the Lucky, books, specifically to Lucky's own voice, it just happened that way. When I was a kid, my mouth always got me into trouble. Finally, I've found a way to harness the sarcasm for the Forces of Good—or at least in a way not to anger my grandmother. And when Lucky started talking to me, she had a strong dose of sass in her.

The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure series is hard to categorize. Is that by design?

When I set out to write Wanna Get Lucky?, I knew I wanted to write a romp through Las Vegas. I had the characters and the setting but no real understanding of narrative drive. So, I threw a young woman out of a tour helicopter into the middle of the Pirate Show and let the story unfold. A bit of murder to keep the plot moving, some wisecracking and Vegas mischief to make you laugh, and some romance to keep it interesting. A bit of a mash up, but it works.

PRAISE FOR So Damn Lucky

"Lucky's latest lark brims with the over-the-top ridiculousness that I love about Vegas. Fans of the series will fall in love all over again, and new readers will look forward to her next escapade." - Publishers Weekly

"Lucky's the kind of gal who will make any heart beat faster." - Kirkus Reviews

"A whirlwind of a kooky crime novel, and readers will enjoy every minute of it. Coonts provides the perfect solution for readers waiting for the next Stephanie Plum book." - Booklist

"So Damn Lucky is wacky and witty, chaotic and compelling, and the title aptly describes how you'll feel after you've read the book." - USA Today

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