Lights Out by David Crawford aka Halffast

It had been so easy. Eight nuclear tipped ballistic missiles that the former Soviet Union had reported as destroyed. And at only five million soon to be worthless dollars apiece, they were quite a bargain. Then, three million for a Chinese scientist to tweak them for the desired effect. Of course the scientist was smart enough to demand his payment in gold. But that was no problem; it was pocket change to the billionaire. The oilman already had the tankers to deliver the payload. He had just modified them so that each one had a launch tube that would be very difficult to find, even if the idiots who imported his oil bothered to look.

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It had been so easy. Eight nuclear tipped ballistic missiles that the former Soviet Union had reported as destroyed. And at only five million soon to be worthless dollars apiece, they were quite a bargain. Then, three million for a Chinese scientist to tweak them for the desired effect. Of course the scientist was smart enough to demand his payment in gold. But that was no problem; it was pocket change to the billionaire. The oilman already had the tankers to deliver the payload. He had just modified them so that each one had a launch tube that would be very difficult to find, even if the idiots who imported his oil bothered to look.

The smile on the old man’s face grew bigger as the second hand swept around the dial. How long, he wondered, until all of the westerners turned on each other once it was Lights Out?

Lights Out by David Crawford a.k.a. Halffast came well before One Second After and describes the aftermath of life in the US after an EMP attack disables electricity and a multitude of other modern items we rely on for everyday tasks and our lives. A riveting story that has accumulated a cult following around the internet since Halffast began to release the story a few chapters at a time.

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608 pages (Softcover)

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Check out some other David Crawford (halffast) fiction:

The Bug Out http://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/the-bug-out-a-short-story.1806/

Lost and Found - soon to be published as Collision Course!http://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/lost-and-found-by-halffast.5954/

Comments

  1. Did Lights Out really come before One Second After? Also the opening written above, is that what happened? I have the book and that opening was not in the book. I always wondered what created the "Lights Out"
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