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Blackout a novel / Marc Elsberg ; translated by Marshall Yarbrough.

By: Elsberg, Marc, 1967- [author.].
Description: 316 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781492654414; 1492654418.Uniform titles: Blackout. English Subject(s): Computer crimes -- Investigation -- Europe -- Fiction | Hackers -- Europe -- Fiction | Electric power failures -- Europe -- Fiction | Computer crimes -- Investigation | Electric power failures | Hackers | Suspense | EuropeGenre/Form: Mystery fiction. | Fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 833/.92 Summary: When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don't they? Surely it's a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere. A former hacker and activist, Piero investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don't believe him, and he soon becomes a prime suspect himself. With the United States now also at risk, Piero goes on the run with Lauren Shannon, a young American CNN reporter based in Paris, desperate to uncover who is behind the attacks. After all, the power doesn't just keep the lights on--it keeps us alive.
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When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don't they? Surely it's a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere. A former hacker and activist, Piero investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don't believe him, and he soon becomes a prime suspect himself. With the United States now also at risk, Piero goes on the run with Lauren Shannon, a young American CNN reporter based in Paris, desperate to uncover who is behind the attacks. After all, the power doesn't just keep the lights on--it keeps us alive.

Originally published in German as, Blackout : morgen ist es zu sp�at ; Roman. M�unchen : Blanvalet, 2012.

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