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Bob Sanchez's Getting Lucky is set in an old New England mill town called Lowell, Massachusetts. The pace is quick as Clay is hired by the beautiful and charming Bonita Esquivez to find her missing husband, Lucky Esquivez.

Bob Sanchez's Getting Lucky is set in an old New England mill town called Lowell, Massachusetts. Clay begins to suspect that she really isn't interested her husband being found.

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Clay Webster to find her husband, Lucky, Clay expects an easy missing-person case. But when Bonita bites a poisoned bonbon, more than a quick buck is at stake.

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When beautiful Bonita Esquivez hires P.I. Clay Webster to find her husband, Lucky, Clay expects an easy missing-person case. But when Bonita bites a poisoned bonbon, more than a quick buck is at stake. Clay needs to establish exactly who Lucky is and determine if his client could be lying to him. Fifty-five-year-old Clay Webster knows pain; he lost his thirty-year marriage, his son, Sean, and his twenty-eight-year police career. Trying to build a new life, his wit is his weapon, and humor is his first line of defense against life¿s assaults. His search for Lucky centers primarily on Lowell, Massachusetts, where he tries to save a drowning teenager in a canal and hires yet another teenager, Denton La Rock Junior, who has been making prank phone calls to his home. Clay looks for links between Lucky and A Touch of Love, the new porn shop in town. Meanwhile, Senator Carleton Swinburne rails against the city¿s perceived moral decay, personified partly by ex-cops such as Clay Webster. Perhaps Chantal Ladoute, Clay¿s old friend the ex-nun, will be his moral gyroscope as he navigates an increasingly dangerous course.

Getting Lucky epub download

ISBN13: 978-0595533916

ISBN: 0595533914

Author: Bob Sanchez

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Humor & Satire

Language: English

Publisher: iUniverse (March 5, 2009)

Pages: 196 pages

ePUB size: 1988 kb

FB2 size: 1367 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 302

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Vareyma
Getting Lucky isn't a profound book. It won't shake the foundation of your beliefs or bring you to new understandings. A detective story that opens with a sexy woman entering the seedy office of an "overly ripe" P.I., doesn't pretend such conceits or portend originality. But if what you're looking for is a good read, a book that will hook you with the first paragraph and keep you turning pages until the last one, then treat yourself to a copy of Bob Sanchez's new novel, pour yourself a drink and enjoy.

What I like best about Sanchez's writing is it's obvious he's having fun. He enjoys telling stories, creating memorable, often bizarre, characters and giving them funny things to say. He also offers wonderful description, anchoring his stories to a place you truly live in while reading.

Clay Webster is a classic beaten down ex-cop turned private eye and yet, with the opening scene of him entering his dump of an office rented to him by his slum-lord son, he transcends the stereotype Sanchez is obviously playing with. Webster becomes a human being with a sense of humor and a desire to save young people most of society has given up on. Best of all, he becomes our guide through a world we grow curious about, but would rather not experience alone.

Sanchez makes it seem easy. Damn him!
Vareyma
Getting Lucky isn't a profound book. It won't shake the foundation of your beliefs or bring you to new understandings. A detective story that opens with a sexy woman entering the seedy office of an "overly ripe" P.I., doesn't pretend such conceits or portend originality. But if what you're looking for is a good read, a book that will hook you with the first paragraph and keep you turning pages until the last one, then treat yourself to a copy of Bob Sanchez's new novel, pour yourself a drink and enjoy.

What I like best about Sanchez's writing is it's obvious he's having fun. He enjoys telling stories, creating memorable, often bizarre, characters and giving them funny things to say. He also offers wonderful description, anchoring his stories to a place you truly live in while reading.

Clay Webster is a classic beaten down ex-cop turned private eye and yet, with the opening scene of him entering his dump of an office rented to him by his slum-lord son, he transcends the stereotype Sanchez is obviously playing with. Webster becomes a human being with a sense of humor and a desire to save young people most of society has given up on. Best of all, he becomes our guide through a world we grow curious about, but would rather not experience alone.

Sanchez makes it seem easy. Damn him!
Vetibert
Lowell, Massachusetts, is an old New England mill city that today is not so much a city as one of those urban sprawls that you drive through on the way to get somewhere else. It's a town where you are as likely to hear Khymer or Spanish as English, an urban stew that has everything but a high-rent district. That's why former Lowell cop and newly-minted private investigator Clay Webster is surprised to find as his first client the elegant, good-looking and enormously rich Bonita Esquivez. She needs him to find her equally-rich husband Lucky, whose disappearance is as much a mystery as why he showed up in Lowell in the first place. Bonita is the ideal client- pays in cash, and is willing to forgive Clay's past outbursts of violence that got him kicked off the force. Not only willing to forgive his violence, it turns out, but she's counting on its return.

Readers of Bob Sanchez's hilarious first novel, "When Pigs Fly", will find plenty of humor in "Getting Lucky", but the humor here is more character-driven, deeper, more burnished. It is Clay Webster's first line of defense, and as we learn more about Clay's back story, the laughs sometime catch in the throat.

Like any good mystery, and this is a terrific mystery, the plot lid is pulled back for us at the same time it is for Clay. There are plenty of characters to push the story forward, including an unlucky Cambodian teenager named Choop, another teenager, the bright, but hygienically-challenged Denton La Rock, Junior, and, of course, Bonita, whose own back story turns out to be as troubling as Clay's.

"Getting Lucky" is a great summer read, a beach book with plenty of sass, saavy and surprise character twists. It is also, I sincerely hope, the first book in the Clay Webster Mystery series.

Jack Shakely
Senior Fellow
Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy
University of Southern California
Vetibert
Lowell, Massachusetts, is an old New England mill city that today is not so much a city as one of those urban sprawls that you drive through on the way to get somewhere else. It's a town where you are as likely to hear Khymer or Spanish as English, an urban stew that has everything but a high-rent district. That's why former Lowell cop and newly-minted private investigator Clay Webster is surprised to find as his first client the elegant, good-looking and enormously rich Bonita Esquivez. She needs him to find her equally-rich husband Lucky, whose disappearance is as much a mystery as why he showed up in Lowell in the first place. Bonita is the ideal client- pays in cash, and is willing to forgive Clay's past outbursts of violence that got him kicked off the force. Not only willing to forgive his violence, it turns out, but she's counting on its return.

Readers of Bob Sanchez's hilarious first novel, "When Pigs Fly", will find plenty of humor in "Getting Lucky", but the humor here is more character-driven, deeper, more burnished. It is Clay Webster's first line of defense, and as we learn more about Clay's back story, the laughs sometime catch in the throat.

Like any good mystery, and this is a terrific mystery, the plot lid is pulled back for us at the same time it is for Clay. There are plenty of characters to push the story forward, including an unlucky Cambodian teenager named Choop, another teenager, the bright, but hygienically-challenged Denton La Rock, Junior, and, of course, Bonita, whose own back story turns out to be as troubling as Clay's.

"Getting Lucky" is a great summer read, a beach book with plenty of sass, saavy and surprise character twists. It is also, I sincerely hope, the first book in the Clay Webster Mystery series.

Jack Shakely
Senior Fellow
Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy
University of Southern California
superstar
Those who read Sanchez's first novel "When Pigs Fly" will be happy to see retired cop Mack Durgin resurrected in the character of Clay Webster, Private Investigator. If you liked Durgin, you'll like Webster, who has the same mix of humility, sense of fairness, quick temper, self-deprecating humor, and powers of keen observation.

Unlike "Pigs" which takes readers on a cross country chase from Massachusetts to Arizona, Getting Lucky stays in the old mill city of Lowell, Massachusetts, except for a foray or two into Boston. Sanchez renders the old mill city pitch perfect from the warehouse district with its canals to its ethnic enclaves to a jab at a corrupt local senator, aptly named Swinburne. It's the perfect setting for a missing person case.

The plot swerves and turns, danger abounds, seamy and steamy situations prevail, and no one trusts anyone. To Sanchez's credit it is highly unlikely that you will guess the final twist before you flip the page. "Getting Lucky" is a page turner!
superstar
Those who read Sanchez's first novel "When Pigs Fly" will be happy to see retired cop Mack Durgin resurrected in the character of Clay Webster, Private Investigator. If you liked Durgin, you'll like Webster, who has the same mix of humility, sense of fairness, quick temper, self-deprecating humor, and powers of keen observation.

Unlike "Pigs" which takes readers on a cross country chase from Massachusetts to Arizona, Getting Lucky stays in the old mill city of Lowell, Massachusetts, except for a foray or two into Boston. Sanchez renders the old mill city pitch perfect from the warehouse district with its canals to its ethnic enclaves to a jab at a corrupt local senator, aptly named Swinburne. It's the perfect setting for a missing person case.

The plot swerves and turns, danger abounds, seamy and steamy situations prevail, and no one trusts anyone. To Sanchez's credit it is highly unlikely that you will guess the final twist before you flip the page. "Getting Lucky" is a page turner!
Tiainar
I was born and raised in Lowell, Mass where this story takes place. The cover depicts what were the textile mills along the Merrimack River.

Welcome to the historic side of Lowell, Mass with its converted old textile mills and its canal system that runs along the Merrimack River. Then meet Clay Webster, recently divorced ex Lowell cop, now P.I. working out of a rat-infested office compliments of his slumlord son who owns a lot of Lowell property.

His first client is femme fatale Bonita Esquivez who is looking for her husband Lucky who went downstairs the previous night at the hotel for a nightcap and hadn't returned.

In "Getting Lucky," you will find yourself in bars, restaurants, Belvidere and The Acre. Belvidere and The Acre are two of the many sections of Lowell. Belvidere being middle class while The Acre is for those with less income, often people from other countries. Among these are the Cambodians such as Choop and his friend Vandy (Speed Ball) Neak).

Clay's been getting slightly threatening prank calls so gets himself set up with caller ID.

It's really a good story. Too bad the author didn't think this book would stand on its own without the sex talk and sex scene. I still enjoyed the book however because Sanchez does a remarkable job depicting those areas of Lowell.
Tiainar
I was born and raised in Lowell, Mass where this story takes place. The cover depicts what were the textile mills along the Merrimack River.

Welcome to the historic side of Lowell, Mass with its converted old textile mills and its canal system that runs along the Merrimack River. Then meet Clay Webster, recently divorced ex Lowell cop, now P.I. working out of a rat-infested office compliments of his slumlord son who owns a lot of Lowell property.

His first client is femme fatale Bonita Esquivez who is looking for her husband Lucky who went downstairs the previous night at the hotel for a nightcap and hadn't returned.

In "Getting Lucky," you will find yourself in bars, restaurants, Belvidere and The Acre. Belvidere and The Acre are two of the many sections of Lowell. Belvidere being middle class while The Acre is for those with less income, often people from other countries. Among these are the Cambodians such as Choop and his friend Vandy (Speed Ball) Neak).

Clay's been getting slightly threatening prank calls so gets himself set up with caller ID.

It's really a good story. Too bad the author didn't think this book would stand on its own without the sex talk and sex scene. I still enjoyed the book however because Sanchez does a remarkable job depicting those areas of Lowell.