Sunday, April 10, 2016

IRS – 3 Letters to Fear in a #Crime #Fiction #Mystery #AtoZChallenge

Today is the “I” Day in the A to Z Challenge – 2016.

Lifetime Loser was my debut novel that focused on the white-collar crime of fraud in a small business. However the story transcends civil wrongdoing when criminal tax laws are broken. Events can suddenly change in life when the IRS knocks on your door.

Lewferd E Zerrmann, an egocentric, control freak, committed a heinous crime when in the company of three party goers. To cover up the offense he enlists the company of a deceitful accountant, a deceptive title company executive, a crooked lawyer, and a corrupt politician
Once the deception is put into place he recruits a naïve rube – golf pro J Dub Schroeder - to be the managing minority partner of a golf course operation. An unlawful death, an estate swindle, and bogus accounting to funnel dollars out of the business are buried behind years of dishonesty.

For fifteen years the sham goes unnoticed until the CID (Criminal Investigative Division) of the IRS follows up on some accounting improprieties. The criminal side of the law lays the foundation for a lengthy legal battle in civil court between two business partners.

Will the IRS prevail? Can the crook get away with the fruits? How will the fraud victim fight back? Are remedies available in the U.S. Justice system?

I won’t spoil the ending but Lifetime Loser has enjoyed enormous success with tens of thousands of Kindle downloads. During a recent promotional period it reached the #6 Overall position on Kindle as well as the #2 position in Crime Fiction and #1 ranking in Sports / Golf. Pick up an eBook copy and let me know if the IRS is an agency to be feared.

James Ross has penned several novels from the Prairie Winds Golf Course setting. The stories are character-based, cross many genres, and have become Kindle favorites. Visit his  website for detailed information, reader comments, and contact links.

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