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{July 16, 2011}   The Jackpot, by David Kazzie

From Goodreads:  It hasn’t been a very good day for attorney Samantha Khouri. She’s been passed over for partner at her law firm, she’s coming down with the flu, and she’s discovered that her parents’ business is teetering on the brink of failure, thanks to a brother widely known as the world’s dumbest terrorist. But when she discovers her financially desperate boss is planning to steal their new client’s gigantic winning lottery ticket, she realizes her day is just getting started.

After witnessing a violent confrontation that leaves the ticket in her hand, Samantha will risk everything to return the $415 million fortune to its rightful owner. But Samantha’s nothing-to-lose boss isn’t the only one hunting for the ticket. A homicidal mercenary has been hired to track it down at all costs, and he will stop at nothing to find it.

And as her pursuers close in, Samantha must resist the growing temptation to show up at SuperLotto headquarters, smile for the camera, and walk away with the biggest jackpot in American history.


This is an extremely well written, captivating novel.  Kazzie has a superb way with words and is able to keep the reader easily engulfed within this suspenseful tale of deceit and betrayal.  Samantha Khouri, an attorney trying to do right by her client, quickly finds herself in the middle of a cat and mouse chase as she attempts to return a lottery ticket, worth $415 million, to the rightful owner.  Unbeknownst to Samantha, and those she comes into contact with, her life is in danger simply because she holds the key to a vast fortune. 

I highly enjoyed this novel.  Kazzie has created suspense at every turn in this riveting story and I could not put it down!  The lives of many are intertwined as the ticket literally changes hands multiple times, through both honesty and deceit.    There were so many twists and turns within the novel, yet it was easy to follow as Kazzie keeps the reader extremely well informed; the ending left me reeling as it all came together.  This is an amazing debut novel and I hope that we will be seeing much more by this author.  Five stars. 

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.


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