In Las Vegas to attend a major book convention, Jessica agrees to get in touch with Susan Hartley, the daughter of a friend. She's working as a cocktail waitress at McSorley's Hotel and Casino where her boyfriend Eddie Wheaton works as a card dealer. When the casino's manager, Jerry Pappas, dies from a fall from a penthouse apartment, Eddie, who's already been caught skimming chips at the blackjack table, is arrested. Working with the casino's security chief Larry Thorson and LVPD detective Lt. Walt Murphy, Jessica thinks there are a number of holes in the investigation and sets out to solve the crime.
Did You Know?
When Jessica inquires how & why her money on the roulette table doubled, Larry tells her that the chips were actually played on two numbers (13 &14) and that one of those "came in". He says that bet pays 2 to 1. Actually, that particular bet pays 17 to 1. See more
I know I'm beginning to sound like your travel agent as well as your publisher, but have you got everything?
Well, I don't think I've forgotten anything.
How about one round-trip plane ticket to Las Vegas?
Oh, go on. Tell me that was an intentional oversight.
References The Lone Ranger
Strangers in the Night
Written by Bert Kaempfert
Played on the piano at party See more