Paperback: 272 Pages
Published: January 9, 2007
1. When Lightning Strikes
2. Code Name Cassandra
3. Safe House
5. Missing You
was dubbed "Lightning Girl" by the press when she developed a psychic ability to find missing children after she was struck by lightning during a huge storm. Now Jess has lost her miraculous powers...or at least she would like the media and the government to think so. All she wants is to be left alone.
But it doesn't look like Jess is going to get her wish -- especially not while working at a summer camp for musically gifted kids. When the father of a missing girl shows up to beg Jess to find his daughter, Jess can't say no. Now the Feds are on her tail again, as is one ornery stepdad, who'd like to see Lightning Girl...well, dead.
By telling a reporter that she has lost her psychic abilities to find missing people, Jess thought she would be free. Free of the FBI who keep following her around, free of people constantly asking her about her powers, and just free of all her troubles. Little did she know, by doing this, she has caused even more problems for herself. She has a spotlight on her 24/7 after her little announcement.
When her counselor asks for her help in finding his daughter, Jess can't bring herself to say no. You see she hasn't lost her abilities at all. They are alive and kicking. The daughter has been missing for a few weeks, last seen being taken away from her mother and new stepfather. Accepting, Jess calls Rob for a ride to find this little girl. After rescuing the girl, Rob and Jess come home to find out the FBI are in town looking into another disappearance. Somehow Jessica manages to get involved, finds the boy, and gets sucked right back under the FBI's radar. They know she's lying about her powers and they will do anything to get her to work for them.
Jess and Rob's relationship is very odd. They hang out, they talk, they like each other, but they don't admit their feelings. Jess is a lot younger than Rob, which I guess is the reason why he is so hesitant in asking her out. With Jess being under age, and him being on parole, it is difficult for them to be together. So far this series has been a light and entertaining read.