In his first book since 1999, it's just like old times as Vonnegut (now 82) makes with the deeply black humor in this collection of articles written over the last five years, many from the alternative magazine In These Times. But the pessimistic wisecracks may be wearing thin; the conversational tone of the pieces is like Garrison Keillor with a savage undercurrent. Still, the schtick works fine most of the time, underscored by hand-lettered aphorisms between chapters.
Features Lucky Santangelo from "Chances", "Lucky" and "Lady Boss". In "Lady Boss", Lucky bought Panther Studios. Here, her studios are taken from her by Dona Landsman - the scheming widow of the Santangelo's arch enemy, Santino Bonnati. And now Lucky - never a girl to give up - is out for revenge.
Nina has just received a last-minute call from her old boss and mentor in Monterey County, California, where she is enjoying the breathtaking scenery and spending time with her boyfriend, P.I. Paul van Wagoner. Klaus Pohlmann is in desperate straits and begs Nina to take over a seemingly unwinnable case: A luckless two-time felon named Stefan Wyatt has robbed a grave and made off with the long-buried bones of a Russian emigre. When he is caught and arrested, further devastating evidence found in the grave suggests that Stefan is guilty of a far more deadly crime.
With the sensual grace of a panther, Lucky Santangelo prowled her Las Vegas casino, restless, ready, eager for action. That night began a dazzling odyssey, filled with dangerous passion and sun-drenched sex, sadistic vengeance and breathless suspense. From the decadent luxury of California, to Paris, New York and a private
Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance! Internationally bestselling author Jackie Collins marks her twenty-fifth novel with “another page-turning tale packed with intrigue, revenge and romance,” (Publishers Weekly on Lovers and Players), one not to be missed. And it's all about her most popular heroine—the wildly beautiful Lucky Santangelo still every bit as strong, sexy, and seductive as ever. But Lucky is older and wiser, and hot to reclaim her power position in Las Vegas.
This is the sequel to "Chances" and "Lucky". Panther Studios is the prize and Lucky wants it. In her quest for power she goes undercover as a secretary at the studios - and meets friends, competitors, enemies and betrayers. Will her fourth marriage to comedy actor Lennie Golden survive?