As the author of the crime novel Proximate Causes (1999), Lyndsay Smith was working as Vancouver attorney who had specialized in organized crime and drug conspiracies for nine years, in cases involving death threats, witness intimidation and weapons ranging from semi-automatic submachine guns to rocket-launchers. Her knowledge of crime was enhanced by her marriage to a police undercover operator in charge of an RCMP homicide unit. See review.

[BCBW 2004] "Fiction"