Shane’s Take — Last Call
Combining Las Vegas history with fantasy/supernatural elements was a great recipe for me. Powers did a wonderful job of incorporating historical elements into this world, and taking the mystical elements of tarot, luck, gambling, cards, etc. and making them real. This novel felt cinematic to me. it seems to be a perfect fit for a movie or TV adaptation. I’ve read that the two other novels in the series aren’t exactly sequels, so I’m not sure I’ll continue, but this was definitely a great introduction to Tim Powers.