Sleuth Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, return to New York from their honeymoon in Ireland and discover that their next-door neighbour has put up his apartment for sale. They decide to buy it and enlarge the loft Jack lived in as a bachelor.
Regan takes time off from her work as a Private Investigator to supervise the construction, while Jack resumes his job as head of the Manhattan Major Case Squad.
On a sweltering summer night, a major blackout hits New York City and more than one person in the Reilly's building blows their fuse! In the midst of the chaos, with Jack out coping with the city's problems, Regan finds herself drawn into a case she would never expect to happen in her own home.
Zapped, set in New York City, blends Clark's sophisticated humour with her remarkable gift for portraying characters in different walks of life. Here, she creates a penetrating, humorous profile of bosses and workers in the New York real estate and construction business and the ardors of renovating a home, which we all know can drive one crazy.
About the Author
Carol Higgins Clark went from typing her famous mom Mary Higgins Clark's manuscripts to following in her bestselling footsteps. Her feisty heroine, P.I. Regan Reilly, keeps readers laughing but always looking over their shoulders.
Three separate investigations, conducted during a blackout, propel Clark's diverting 11th mystery to feature PI Regan Reilly (after 2007's Laced). Soon after Regan and her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, return home to Manhattan from a weekend on the Cape, the lights go out across the city. In the darkness, Regan is dismayed to discover an intruder has left behind a stun gun in their apartment, which is undergoing renovations. Hours later, Jack looks into the theft of some unusual glass sculptures from a SoHo art gallery. In addition, the pair become involved in the frantic search for Georgina Mathieson, a psychotic with a track record for branding blond men, before she can claim her next victim. The number of coincidences, including one that allows the heroes to save the day in the nick of time, may be on the high side, but fans of lighter crime fare will be satisfied. (Apr. )
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Series: Regan Reilly Mystery Ser.
Number Of Pages: 287
Published: 1st February 2009
Dimensions (cm): 17.145 x 10.643 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.136