When financier Paul Carignan is hit by a stray bullet and killed in Beaufort, Quebec, the town leaders are reluctant to investigate. Running out of patience, his teenage sons, Jack and Noah, take justice into their own hands, kidnapping the locals they suspect are responsible. Things soon erupt and the boys find themselves besieged in their house with their captives. In the middle is their mother, Catherine, not sure which side to take. For Tom ‘Brooder’ Doran, Beaufort's Deputy Chief of Police, the investigation has just gotten very complicated. One thing’s for sure, this sleepy town is in for a fiery shakeup.
The French version translated by Joanna Gruda was released in 2021: Coup Fatal
GOLD for the First Fiction 2020 Miramichi Reader Very Best Book Award
FINALIST for the 2020 Crime Writers of Canada Best First Crime Novel
Denis Coupal is a Montreal writer, actor, multi-disciplinary artist and business strategist. His feature-length screenplays have been funded by The FUND (The Foundation to Underwrite New Drama for Pay Television), Roger’s Pay Television, and SODEC. He won Honourable Mention in the 2011 Quebec Writing Competition for his short story “Brand Loyalty,” which was then published in Minority Reports. He is Regional President of the Mergers & Acquisitions Club of Canada and President of the Dawson College Foundation. Blindshot is his first novel. Author website: deniscoupal.ca