Charlie, stay out of this. Vegas may be a great place to have fun, but it's a bad place to get involved. If only she's listened to her conscience. But literary agent Charlie Greene never listens. This time, Charlie needs a break. She's overworked at the office and at home, between placating crotchety clients, trying to sell books during tough times, and dealing with her teenage daughter and widowed mother. So vacationing in Las Vegas sounds like heaven--until she witnesses a murder on the Las Vegas strip. But just as she decides to let it go, the ante is upped when the only cop who hears her eyewitness account is killed in an "accident." Before Charlie's vacation is over, this complex and marvelously drawn case will involve corrupt casino owners and their henchmen, a foolishly arrogant film director, a psychic gambler, and an oddball assortment of characters obsessed with Area 51. All in all, it's Marlys Millhiser--and Charlie Greene and her overactive conscience--at their quirky best.