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The smart and sassy detective Zephyr Zuckerman is now armed and undercover in a Greenwich Village hotel where mysteries—from garbage-grabbing guests to the reservation system—lurk around every corner.
Now working as a junior detective with the New York City Special Investigations Commission, Zephyr’s gone incognito as a concierge to find out who laundered a hundred grand off the hotel books—and why. But the discovery of a prone, flush-faced guest gasping for air in room 502 only hints at the sinister goings-on inside this funky establishment. While the rapid response of the fire department leads to a sweaty date with a smooth-talking, rock-climbing rescue worker, Zephyr finds herself even more hot and bothered by an attempted murder on her watch. Could the smart-mouthed Japanese yenta across the hall know more than she’s telling? How are cryptic phone calls from a mysterious corporation linked to the victim in 502?
Under pressure and overwhelmed, Zephyr soon finds that a concierge cover is no protection in a place where crime, like the city itself, never sleeps.
In Uviller's animated, amusing sequel to Super in the City, Zephyr Zuckerman's boss assigns the spunky 30-year-old Special Investigations officer to a money laundering case at the Greenwich Village Hotel. Zephyr tries to work the concierge desk undercover, but she runs only into shenanigans and dead-end leads. As she struggles to find clues about the hotel's missing hundred grand, she must also deal with her own new and exciting single life after breaking up with her detective boyfriend. But when she uncovers that the hotel's problems aren't a simple money laundering scheme after all and that she may be onto an egg donor scam Zephyr races to make connections and solve a crime that has her questioning her maternal instincts. While the copious allusions to New York City establishments and pastimes can have the overwrought feel of a campy travel guide, this refreshing, smart caper novel will appeal to anyone who loves well-plotted mysteries and funny, off-the-wall characters.