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Lights Out!

“Fans of Donald Westlake and Elmore Leonard will enjoy this bright caper novel” by the USA Today–bestselling author of the Murder She Wrote series (Publishers Weekly).

Engineer Carlton Smythe feels bored in his marriage—and once he meets a mysterious woman in a bar during a trip to Buenos Aires, he becomes desperate to find the funds he needs to run off with her and start a whole new life far from his native Canada. That’s when he comes up with an audacious moneymaking scheme that draws on his professional expertise. What would certain parties pay for advance knowledge of a massive US power outage?

But to pull it off, he will need to do business with some wholly undesirable criminal elements—and that’s when things start to spin wildly out of control . . .

“A wonderful read.” —Michael Palmer, New York Times–bestselling author

Donald Bain

Donald Bain is the author or ghost author of more than 100 books, including the Murder She Wrote mysteries, based upon the popular TV series, starring fictional sleuth Jessica Fletcher.

Severn House