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Power Switch: A Novel

Lee, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 146109447X / ISBN 13: 9781461094470
Published by Patrick Lee, Publishing, Kallispell, MT, 2012
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Tight binding, corners bumped slightly otherwise in nice shape. Signed by author on ffep. Interior clean and unmarked. Ffep has a faint water stain on the first few page edges. A missing advisor turns up dead and a key witness is gunned down as the FBI investigates the horrific failure of the Big Sky Power Company. 386 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 19146

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Title: Power Switch: A Novel

Publisher: Patrick Lee, Publishing, Kallispell, MT

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Assumed First Printing

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IN 2000, BUTTE, MONTANA corporate powers dismantle and sell its ninety-year-old Fortune 500 BIG SKY POWER COMPANY to allocate funds to their new fiber optic enterprise CONNECT WEST. The venture horrifically fails, and a popular fiber optic company board advisor disappears under dubious circumstances. At the insistence of deputy county attorney Maggie Lester, local law enforcement agencies and the FBI begin an intensive search for the missing advisor. Butte citizens who lost their investments and retirement savings with the company's tumultuous downfall, and the corporate owners and executives all come under suspicion. After a key suspect in the disappearance case is gunned down by a professional shooter, FBI agents Pete Walker and Mary Green's pursuit of the hired killer leads them from Butte to Las Vegas and Phoenix. Meanwhile, FBI Agents Walt Brooke and Darius Dixon investigate wealthy Wall Street investment bankers as instrumental in the murder for hire Montana case. As the investigators charge toward an inevitable confrontation with the hit man and his hidden employer, women most affected by the loss of BIG SKY POWER COMPANY find themselves drawn into the unfolding drama. And, in a nail biting climax, agents Walker and Green line up in the cross hairs of the ruthless hit man.

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Patrick "Paddy" Lee was raised in the Irish neighborhood of Dublin Gulch in Butte, Montana. After graduating from Carroll College, Lee received his Master's Degree in Special Education from the University of Oregon. Lee retired after 35 years of special education teaching and administration in Kalispell, Montana. Lee has self-published three mystery novels concerning important historical events that occurred in the mining city of Butte. His first mystery novel titled THE FIRE SEASON unfolded a story focusing on the arson-caused fires in Butte during the 1970s and 80s. The second mystery novel titled CANYON SECRET dealt with the building of the Hungry Horse Dam in 1952. A family from the McQueen neighborhood in Butte leaves during a fierce labor strike in Butte to work on the Hungry Horse Dam Project. POWER SWITCH is Lee's third and most recent novel and uses the tumultuous and pivotal fall of the Montana Power Company event during the late 1990s and early 2000 as the backdrop for this historical mystery. Lee remains closely connected to his Montana roots and values the diversity of the people and the colorful history of the State.

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