Lying Eyes [NOOK Book]

Overview

No-nonsense jewelry designer Iris Fortune yearns for a normal life. But life as Vegas magician Cosmo Fortune's daughter is anything but normal, especially since dear old Dad is also a scam artist. When Cosmo's latest scheme goes awry and he pulls a real-life disappearing act, Iris is left holding the bag.

Now Iris must be a master of illusion—play the poised partner to her politician fiancé while trying to save her father and stay out of reach ...

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Lying Eyes

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Overview

No-nonsense jewelry designer Iris Fortune yearns for a normal life. But life as Vegas magician Cosmo Fortune's daughter is anything but normal, especially since dear old Dad is also a scam artist. When Cosmo's latest scheme goes awry and he pulls a real-life disappearing act, Iris is left holding the bag.

Now Iris must be a master of illusion—play the poised partner to her politician fiancé while trying to save her father and stay out of reach of Mickey Kincaid, the sexy thief who claims he's only after her jewels.

Detective Kincaid is deep undercover and seeks Iris out because of her connection to Cosmo—he never expected to be so drawn to her. While working with Iris to find the elusive con man, Mickey learns a killer has Iris in his sights, and he must do everything he can to save her, without blowing his cover.

Mickey's put his life on the line before, but never his heart—and now he's not sure which is more dangerous...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426896606
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 398,180
  • File size: 654 KB

Meet the Author

2008 RWA Golden Heart Award finalist Amy Atwell has enjoyed many careers that enriched her life—horse trainer, Shakespearean actress, children's theater director, rock singer, designer of custom closets and wine cellars, caretaker of an island ghost town—but writing fiction has proven to be the greatest adventure of all. A believer in pursuing dreams, she wrote for ten years and earned many awards for her unpublished manuscripts before selling her first book. She now writes full-time and runs an active online community for goal-oriented writers. When not traveling, Amy lives on a barrier island in northeast Florida with her husband and two highly imaginative Russian Blue cats. Lying Eyes is her first novel featuring Cosmo Fortune. Visit her online at amyatwell.com.

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No doubt about it—Cosmo Fortune was a royal pain in the ass.

Mickey stepped back into the anonymity of the stage's curtained shadows, aware that alerting the wily old coot to his presence would be a mistake. Instead, he rifled his jacket pocket for the familiar shape of the pain reliever bottle. Withdrawing two oval tablets, he popped them in his mouth and swallowed without water. With luck, they'd cut off the headache before it turned horrific.

Stress seemed to induce the blinding pain, and today had been nothing but stressful. Cosmo had failed to deliver the goods. Worse, that two-bit magician had lied to him, and Mickey was damned if he'd cover Cosmo's ass anymore in this mess. The old guy was a bad liability, and Mickey wasn't buying any more of his stories. He needed answers—and he needed them tonight—or someone was going to get hurt.

Yeah, like King Kong gnawing on his skull wasn't enough.

His fingers drummed against his thighs as he waited for his quarry to finish his performance. Cosmo tried to make you think his brain power had receded like his hairline, mumbled his way out of messes with his folksy charm, and all the while he juggled his numerous little dealings with the same precise arcs as those flaming torches he now wielded onstage.

Well, this was bound to be Cosmo Fortune's last show for a while. Quite a while.

The magician's deft fingers conjured a dove from within the folds of his black cape. Capes had gone out with Liberace, Elvis, Houdini, for God's sake. Amid sparse applause, the dove fluttered upward until it disappeared in the bright stage lights.

Careful, bird. Don't be giving your boss any ideas.

Mickey glanced at his watch. Time was quickly becoming his enemy. Well, at least enemies were more predictable than friends in this game. He'd tried to befriend Cosmo, and look how that had turned out. Dangerous to have friends when you played every hand against the other.

He'd been doing that ever since he arrived in Vegas. His lifestyle didn't allow for friendships. Not anymore.

Beyond the footlights, the half-filled auditorium resounded with sketchy applause and a few hoots as Cosmo Fortune took a bow. His assistant, scantily clad in a blue satin tutu, hauled a white rabbit roughly the size of a cocker spaniel off the draped table, handed the animal to Cosmo and all three took another bow. Finally, the curtain dropped.

Mickey marched forward to take the trickster's pudgy arm. A strong smell of Axe aftershave wafted up from the magician and made Mickey's headache bare its teeth again. He blinked against the flash of pain, imprinting the image of Cosmo's mad-doctor hair and silver goatee, which always made the guy look like a cross between an aging Wolfman and a munchkin.

Cosmo's impish golden eyes lit in recognition. “Mickey, my boy! Here, take Edgar—”

“Keep that damned carnivore away from me.”

Cosmo blinked. “It was an accident he bit you that time.”

“Like I'm going to believe anything you say,” Mickey said under his breath as the assistant came to lift the rabbit against her globe-shaped breasts. “We need to talk, old man.”

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Jewels? What Jewels?

    LYING EYES is a fun caper novel where we meet three sisters and their off-beat, sometimes dead-beat dad. Set in Vegas, it's a fun, easy-to-read romp! Great beach or rainy day read! The author is setting us up for a promising trilogy, I think, but the book stands beautifully on its own. Well-done characters. Recommended!

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  • Posted November 22, 2010

    A caper book with a heart!

    I was captivated by this book from the first line to the last. This smart caper book has romance, humor, sleight of hand, unexpected sisters, a con man father who loves all three of his daughters, and a very cute bunny. The writing, the plot, and the characters are all brilliant. I would love to see this as a movie.

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  • Posted November 5, 2010

    Amazing debut novel

    Amy Atwell has penned an awesome debut novel. Lying Eyes is not a cookie-cutter book. The characters are full-fleshed, 3-dimensional, and funny. From Cosmo the missing magician dad to Edgar the bunny the laughs never end and the action is non-stop. Iris Fortune, daughter of Cosmo has what she thinks is the perfect, calm, non-excitement life. Until Mickey Kincaid, jewel thief extraordinaire drops in. He wrecks havoc on Iris's calm life and brings her a thrill where she didn't know it was missing. Add in amazing jewels, new-found sisters, and the sweet, but unreliable magician dad and Amy Atwell has started her writer career with a bang.

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