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It's a hot, humid July night in New York City. Where were you when the lights went out?
New York City resident for many years, Carol Higgins Clark was there
during the blackout of 2003. Not surprisingly, she felt that Regan and
Jack Reilly should one day share the experience!
begins, the Reillys return home from a summer weekend to the loft in
Tribeca they are in the agonizing process of renovating and expanding.
They are looking forward to a quiet supper on their newly acquired
rooftop terrace. But it's not meant to be. While Jack goes to pick up
Chinese food, Regan enters their apartment, unaware that a nervous
thief, who preceded her by minutes, is hiding in the front closet. A
thief who knows about a hidden safe that Regan and Jack have yet to
discover. Minutes later, the blackout strikes, and both Reillys are
called into action.
A new gallery in SoHo, featuring treasured
glass sculptures from all over the world, has been burglarized. As head
of the NYPD Major Case Squad, Jack oversees several departments. Art
theft is one of them.
PI Regan hears from her best friend, Kit,
who is in Manhattan on business. She's been abandoned at a comedy club
by a colleague from an insurance convention, Georgina Mathieson, who
ran out for a cigarette moments before the blackout struck and never
came back. Kit gets a call that Georgina is disturbed and dangerous.
Fueled by her rage at a college boyfriend who dumped her, Georgina
seeks revenge on unsuspecting young blond men. She was last seen
getting into a cab outside the club — with a tall blond. Regan heads
the search for Georgina and her potential victim.
Lorraine Lily, an almost famousactress, returns to New York City the
night of the blackout, after spending three months in England doing a
play, and is informed by her estranged husband, Conrad Spreckles, that
he'd sold his loft to their next-door neighbors, the Reillys. Lorraine
had never told him about the hidden safe she'd had installed in the
closet. If she doesn't get back what's in there, she's sure her budding
career will be ruined.In Zapped, Clark takes readers on a
tour of the city they won't forget and introduces them to a wonderful
cast of colorful, eccentric characters whose stories intersect in
precarious and often humorous ways during one very dark and hot summer