Stanley Scherr, an unscrupulous tax attorney, who is the subject of disciplinary action by the IRS, becomes involved in a crime. IRS officials discover evidence that implicates the lawyer in this crime. However, the evidence is contained in audit files which cannot be disclosed because the information is protected by the IRS's strict rules and procedures governing taxpayer confidentiality. As police detectives are precluded by law from obtaining confidential taxpayer information, the criminal investigation will be unsolved.
However, IRS officials are determined to seek retribution and in this respect, will turn to a legendary IRS agent for help. In addition, the FBI will join the IRS in its criminal investigation of the unethical lawyer and his clients, culminating in multiple criminal conspiracies when the lawyer becomes involved in international transactions having tax avoidance and tax evasion implications.
Before long, the unprincipled lawyer will see his tax practice implode and he will find himself charged with various criminal offenses along with his associate, a noted tax cheat pursued by the FBI in a massive tax evasion case. In a truly ironic reversal of justice, the only tax case in which a verdict has been awarded in favor of the lawyer will be set aside and re-tried when it becomes evident that someone manipulated the jury.
Will the corrupt attorney finally discover that crime does not pay?
Stanley Scherr, an unethical tax lawyer prominently featured in NONDISCLOSABLE, will finally receive a long overdue present from the Department of Justice. Stanley will go off to prison for tax evasion.
Simultaneously, the Justice Department is prosecuting a related tax evasion case which involves the largest individual tax cheat in history. However, before this case is concluded, it will lead to the criminal investigation of another related tax evasion case and implicate an individual who was once the most powerful man in the United States and one of the most influential figures in the world. The consequences of this investigation soon take a deadly turn.
Before the criminal investigation can be completed, potential witnesses will suffer a horrible fate. To ensure a successful prosecution, law enforcement authorities must utilize extreme measures and make difficult decisions that involve the art of deal making with a notorious figure.
FULL DISCLOSURE will take the reader on a wild ride through our criminal justice system and through a series of twists and turns. Will those guilty of criminal offenses will eventually be brought to justice? This book illustrates how, through a set of unique circumstances, one case can impact another unrelated case in a truly ironic twist of fate.
Imagine a bribery conspiracy, fraud, deception, abuse of power, and illicit sex. Now imagine that this is taking place within the IRS.
As the IRS continues with its criminal investigations, the Department of Justice is pursuing criminal prosecutions of those guilty of tax crimes. While this is taking place, a shocking discovery will be made that undermines the integrity of the IRS.
IRS employees responsible for the administration of the tax laws are discovered to be guilty of manipulating the tax system in a plot so ingenious that only one intrepid IRS agent can solve the mystery. However, while he is dealing with this problem, he must also match wits with a brilliant sociopath who is now behind bars.
IRS officials will later learn of a second bribery conspiracy that is equally shocking and controversial. The Justice Department has decided that for justice to be achieved, the mastermind of the criminal conspiracy must be brought to justice.
Revenue Agent Louie Lipschitz makes his triumphant return in DEN of THIEVES. But, can even he overcome all of the challenges in his path so that the guilty can be brought to justice?
While serving a prison sentence upon being found guilty of defrauding the IRS, Erica Whitman is plotting her revenge against the federal government. With the help of her co-defendant, Erica schemes to have her conspiracy conviction overturned and be exonerated of her upcoming tax evasion trial.
It is as if Erica has just won the lottery when she is asked to help someone in dire need of assistance. Crafting a diabolical strategy that will guarantee her instant wealth, Erica sets upon a scheme to extract revenge against federal prosecutors, while further conspiring to deprive the IRS of taxes that the agency is legally owed.
It is up to Justice Department and IRS officials to once again deal with an ingenious criminal mastermind whose greed and thirst for revenge is endless. At the same time, the IRS finds itself taking on numerous colorful characters who are determined to challenge its authority, while the police deal with murder contracts placed on the head of Louie Lipschitz, a legendary IRS agent who has incurred the wrath of more than a few of these characters.
The year is 1986 and Louie Lipschitz's career at the IRS has just begun. Within a relatively short period of time, Louie has played an instrumental role in the dismissal of a succession of audit managers whom Louie found to be morally corrupt and grossly incompetent. When not plotting the termination of his supervisors, Louie has quickly established a reputation as the best field agent in the IRS.
Working on a series of high profile fraud cases, Louie has become the lead investigator in a political corruption case motivated by fraudulent intent that defies belief. In spite of the headlines emanating from this case, Louie's highest profile case involves his investigation of a former IRS trial attorney who has gone into the business of brokering foreign arms sales in which fifty million dollars had been secretly deposited in various foreign bank accounts under fictitious names used by a slippery lawyer whose fraudulent intent and greed seems endless.
A Tax Court judge with a personal vendetta against the federal government has ruled against the IRS in a succession of trials which the tax agency should have easily won. Frustrated with a federal judge serving a fifteen year term on the bench, the IRS decides to take the necessary action to have the judge removed from the bench. However, before impeachment proceedings commence, the judge will make startling rulings that further bewilder courtroom observers. This will eventually lead to a stunning conclusion cloaked in the ultimate irony.
At the same time, the IRS must deal with a far more sinister problem that involves a group of criminals in prison for tax evasion and other crimes now receiving millions of dollars from the tax agency. Fraudulent income tax returns are being filed around the clock in federal prisons, with tax refunds routed to off-shore bank accounts in tax haven countries. With IRS officials stymied as to how to prevent a group of criminals from manipulating the filing of electronic returns, the agency turns to the one person best qualified to tackle this problem. But is this a task too great for even Louie Lipschitz?
As a consequence of committing more tax fraud while in prison, Timothy Bell is facing an extended prison sentence. Determined to obtain an early release, Bell diverts one hundred billion dollars from the United States Treasury and threatens to steal an even larger sum unless he is granted a presidential pardon.
With negotiations for a pardon having stalled, Bell is close to bankrupting the federal government. While the government struggles with its mounting debt obligations, a Wall Street billionaire uses insider information to derive hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal trading profits at the expense of investors not privy to confidential information.
Yielding to political pressure, SEC officials decline to pursue charges against this person for insider trading. However, the FBI is ordered by the president to run an undercover “off the books” sting operation in order to recover the financier's illgotten gains. To do so, the FBI must use someone with the unique skills of Timothy Bell to plan the sting operation.
Using a team of FBI agents and an unemployed alcoholic actor in an elaborate plan of deception, Bell agrees to work with the FBI and plays to the billionaire's greed in order to entice him to purchase the DNA of the greatest race horse in history. However, in a series of unexpected developments, a mysterious figure manages to abscond with the five hundred million dollars that the FBI had planned to recover. This theft sets into motion a frantic search for the money.
In a wild conclusion to a tale of complex subterfuge, the author will keep the reader guessing until the end as to its ultimate outcome.
Bill Ford and Bill White practice law like pirates looking for sunken treasure. Their conduct has finally been brought to the attention of law enforcement, thereby triggering a federal criminal investigation into their billing practices.
However, before they are brought to justice on charges of committing massive mail fraud, the law partners agree to defend two sisters who are candidates for admittance to an institution for the criminally insane. As the case quickly unravels in court and it is apparent that the law partners were ill prepared to litigate the case, the clients seek revenge against their lawyers. This will lead to a brutal attack in which the lawyers are almost killed.
Given the opportunity to cooperate with the US Attorney to avoid incarceration, the law partners provide assistance in the prosecution of their former law clients. As a consequence of doing so, the law partners continue to make more enemies who are also determined to kill them.
As the law partners continue to get into trouble with the IRS and the Department of Justice, they find themselves in a desperate situation. In order to avoid going to prison, they must employ every under-handed and deceitful trick at their disposal. For these lawyers, this will not be difficult.
In a brazen act, Wall Street billionaire Max Heller's wife is kidnapped in broad daylight. Although the original ransom demand calls for the payment of only ten million dollars, it soon increases when the kidnappers decide to extort more money from an increasingly irate billionaire whose motivation for securing his wife's freedom is called into question.
After Mrs. Heller has been released, law enforcement officials suspect that the wealthy Wall Street financier may have played a role in his wife's kidnapping. As the police and FBI pursue dual investigations, it becomes apparent that the billionaire has ulterior motives, with wealth preservation his principal concern and sex a close second.
With the FBI increasingly suspicious of Max Heller, the feds learn that he may have engaged in various criminal offenses. Despite steadfast denials that he has done nothing illegal, the billionaire is suspected of criminal behavior that could send him to prison if found guilty. As his lawyers attempt to defend him, an embattled Max Heller finds himself in an uphill battle with the Department of Justice, the IRS, and his wife and mistress.
In a riveting story of unimaginable greed and unspeakable acts of betrayal, the author will keep the reader guessing as to its shocking outcome.
A ruthless assassin brutally murders a banker, an accountant and a lawyer who were working on an acquisition of a company that does infrastructure construction without using steel components. If the acquiring company goes global, it will adversely affect the world's steel industry.
The murders horrify law enforcement officials who have no clue as to the assassin's identity and the person who wanted these people dead. Once it is determined that the murders are related, local police turn to the FBI for help.
Using the FBI and Pentagon's vast resources, government officials narrow their search to a former Special Forces operative with very unique skills who has no known address. In order to apprehend this man, the FBI looks to a team of expert military snipers and highly skilled hand-to-hand combat veterans for assistance.
Setting a trap for their target proves disastrous and as the investigation stalls, the FBI is no closer to solving the case and preventing further bloodshed. With the stakes in the investigation going up, the team on the hunt for the assassin is under tremendous pressure to put a stop to the killer's murderous rampage and find out who ordered the murders.
As the fast paced action moves across several continents in a wild chase to catch a psychopathic killer, the author will keep the reader guessing the ultimate outcome until the very end.
While vacationing in Hawaii after having stopped a ruthless Yakuza assassin from killing countless innocent people as well as killing the crazed assassin's deranged father, Sam Carr is in search of peace and quiet. However, his life is promptly turned upside down when he falls in love with a beautiful young woman that he has only recently met.
Sam soon finds himself in the clutches of more Yakuza assassins who have been sent to Honolulu to torture and kill him. Although he is sadistically tortured, Sam is able to escape death. Determined to find out who ordered his death, Sam goes after the Yakuza assassins who assaulted him.
With vengeance and revenge driving him, Sam is determined to kill everyone who is a part of the conspiracy. However, Sam eventually learns that the conspiracy extends well beyond the attempts to kill just him. Unsure as to who is behind this conspiracy and why people are being murdered, Sam must forge alliances with those he is reluctant to trust.
Used both as an instrument of death and a tool for those seeking unimaginable wealth and power, Sam finds himself at a crossroads. Placing his trust in the wrong person can get him killed and without knowing who the wrong person is, Sam may unwittingly aid an unscrupulous adversary in achieving unparalleled power.
In a dramatic conclusion to an epic confrontation between good and evil, Sam is forced to look deep within himself if he expects to survive his greatest challenge yet.
A wealthy doctor is brutally murdered in his South Florida home by a clever killer who left no evidence at the scene of the crime. Ironically, the lead investigator had killed the doctor's father twenty years ago after the man committed theft, bankruptcy fraud, tax evasion and several heinous murders.
With a net worth of fifty million dollars, the doctor spent recklessly and lavishly on porn stars, prostitutes and five ex-wives. When an extortionist attempted to blackmail him for millions, the tax lawyer who had set up the doctor's offshore bank accounts to conceal his client's vast wealth from his creditors and the IRS is also brutally murdered.
In yet another twist, the sole beneficiary of the doctor's estate is murdered. However, that killer is also murdered, leaving the police to wonder who is able to orchestrate these murders.
Determined to see justice prevail, the police and the prosecutor proceed in spite of a lack of evidence until a surprise witness agrees to cooperate. However, even with overwhelming incriminating evidence, the outcome is problematic when the author produces one surprise after another that will leave the reader in doubt of the outcome until the very end.
Sam Carr, the world's most accomplished assassin, is detained in a Hong Kong jail on suspicion of a murder he did not commit. After escaping from jail, Sam must track down the man responsible for his incarceration who is now aligned with a powerful and brutal Vietnamese crime syndicate with roots in China.
In order to track down and kill the notorious Ming Chin Ho, Sam must first assassinate an international arms merchant with the assistance of two gorgeous female bodyguards. However, this mission will eventually lead to disastrous consequences.
Sam soon finds himself fighting Hong Kong's best assassins whom Ming has hired to kill him. At the same time, a prominent member of the president's administration with higher political aspirations in his future has also hired mercenaries to kill Sam.
To survive, Sam finds himself joining forces with a former foe as they go to great lengths to kill Ming. Yet with each bold attempt, they are unable to kill Ming and by having failed, they have placed people they care about at great personal risk.
In what comes down to a climatic confrontation between good versus evil, Sam must put an end to Ming's treachery and deal with a high ranking politician whose vindictiveness and greed has driven him to commit murder. However, Sam Carr has demonstrated that he is not easy to kill and those who try will find themselves on his death list.
Notorious lawyer Bill White is at it again. In order to obtain a favorable tax-exempt ruling from the Internal Revenue Service, the ethically challenged lawyer conspires to bribe an IRS official on behalf of his client, a corrupt private foundation engaged in money laundering. After the ruling is issued, the foundation's trustees order the murders of those IRS officials they believe may have extorted their money as an act of revenge.
With the FBI and IRS conducting separate investigations, the individuals who are parties to the bribe come under intense scrutiny. Eventually, the IRS official who was the architect of this scheme will see his assets seized and his tax year terminated, with a perjury charge still looming over his head for lying to federal officials. At the same time, Bill White will find himself being investigated for a murder that he committed thirty years ago.
Although the corrupt lawyer conspired to take only one million dollars from the extortion money that was paid to the IRS official, investigators eventually discover that another offshore bank account contains one and a half million dollars in his name. With Bill White the focus of a criminal investigation for a thirty year old crime and indirectly responsible for the deaths of four IRS officials, he is the target of a tenacious US Attorney who is determined to achieve justice for the victims of the lawyer's unscrupulous actions.
A former IRS trial lawyer who became an influential political figure and high-profile attorney is the target of a confidential informant's complaint letter. Soon after pleading guilty to having filed fraudulent tax returns, she is murdered. At the same time, her husband who is a prominent dermatologist, is the subject of an informant's complaint letter in which he is accused of having filed fraudulent insurance claims.
The IRS is owed more than four million dollars in additional taxes, interest and penalties and pursues collection action against the decedent's spouse who will have to repay many millions of dollars to Medicare. In addition, should the dermatologist be considered responsible for his wife's death, he will also be forced to repay two million dollars in death benefit claims.
Determined to avoid prison and having to repay millions of dollars to the government, the doctor decides to take on the federal government in court. Desperate to win at any cost, the doctor will do whatever is necessary to prevail.
As the FBI investigates the husband's possible involvement in his wife's death, its agents learn that he may have played a role in the death of his first wife. Deceptively elusive, the doctor seems to always be one step ahead of the FBI agents and the prosecutor who is determined to find him guilty.
In a riveting story of greed, deception and distrust, one man will do anything to win while another man will do whatever is necessary to see that a just verdict is achieved.
A young observant Jewish woman dealing with an unhappy marriage desperately wants a divorce from her abusive husband. In order to later remarry in a ceremony that is recognized under Jewish law and have children, she must be granted a Jewish divorce. However, her husband has refused to grant her a Jewish divorce out of petty vindictiveness.
When her husband is soon found murdered in the marital home, the young woman becomes the prime suspect even though there is no evidence of her guilt. She is soon arrested and charged in his murder.
As her lawyers zealously fight on her behalf, an attempt is made by the son of a Korean crime lord to kidnap her children in exchange for a ransom of twenty million dollars which her late husband is alleged to have mysteriously misappropriated from someone having an offshore bank account who reportedly died twenty years ago. As a consequence, the FBI is now involved in this case, with its agents conducting criminal investigations going back several decades that implicate fugitives from the law who are presumed to have died years ago.
With the FBI diligently pursuing a myriad of mysterious characters whose identities are cloaked in secrecy, the author will leave the reader guessing as to how one man's random murder is related to an international criminal conspiracy that involves tens of millions of dollars. The reader will experience a rollercoaster ride consisting of countless surprises until the shocking outcome is finally revealed.
Sam Carr is determined to find and kill the five men who brutally attacked him and kidnapped his girlfriend while vacationing in Hawaii. As a consequence of his actions, he is offered full immunity for any and all past crimes if he assassinates a notorious radical Islamic terrorist who is believed to be in charge of a terror cell in London. Unfortunately, things go terribly wrong on this mission.
In order to find and put an end to the mysterious person responsible for reprehensible acts of terrorism, Sam must join forces with a team of undercover Mossad agents. Yet, even though Sam has been ordered to abort the assignment, he decides to remain in London to avenge the deaths of his friends at great personal risk.
Before Sam can return to Hawaii, he still has one final score to settle. This involves finding and killing a criminal mastermind who is operating one of the largest criminal organizations in Vietnam. This has also placed at great personal risk, both Sam and those friends who are helping him in his quest for retribution.
To accomplish what he has set out to do, Sam must employ all of his skills against a ruthless adversary who has seemingly unlimited resources at his disposal. Yet, in spite of what he has been able to do, Sam cannot see a way out of this. In an epic fight with an adversary every bit as formidable as himself, Sam will test his skills like never before as the suspense builds to a stunning conclusion.
Recruited by an Israeli diamond merchant to steal one hundred million dollars' worth of diamonds from an impenetrable underground bank vault in Belgium, a clever and resourceful thief reluctantly agrees to do so only because he needs the money to pay for his girlfriend's mounting medical bills.
With a team of talented specialists to assist him, the thief has designed an ingenious scheme to steal the diamonds. Yet, with some great plans there are complications, and in this case, the heist goes terribly wrong. In a shocking twist of events, the diamonds have mysteriously disappeared and the thief is ironically implicated as the person who orchestrated the theft.
Central to the heist is a secret that goes back twenty years. Determined to gain revenge for a tragedy that he perceived to be his fault, the diamond merchant finds himself in the middle of a deadly game of cat and mouse with a ruthless foe that is willing to resort to any measures to get his hands on the diamonds and kill those who orchestrated the heist.
Edith Bowersox is a wealthy woman with a very dark past. Edith accumulated a sizable estate by having murdered her first rich husband as well as the wife of a man that she later married for his money and eventually had him killed by her lover. Apparently this did not seem to bother Edith's conscious until the last several years of her life.
With the 2010 calendar year about to end, Edith is found dead in her estate house. A bitter contest is waged over her Will that eventually results in the death of one of the lawyers, which turns the case from a local police investigation into a full blown federal criminal investigation when Edith's nefarious past is discovered by law enforcement.
As a result of the ensuing litigation, an attempt is made on the life of another attorney which has triggered intense scrutiny on the part of the FBI. This will lead the FBI agents investigating the attempted murder to refocus their inquiry into who murdered Edith Bowersox and if all of the other crimes are interrelated.
With the FBI agents vigorously pursuing each lead, they will come to grips with a brilliant suspect who is far too clever and manipulative than they had thought possible. To solve this mystery, FBI agents and federal prosecutors will be forced to conduct an investigation that leaves no stone unturned in their pursuit of justice.
In a riveting story of greed, dishonesty and deceit, the author will leave the reader guessing the ultimate outcome until the very end.
After a controversial Russian real estate project goes bankrupt and its promoter has disappeared with several billion dollars that he stole, those wealthy individuals associated with the project die under very suspicious circumstances. Soon thereafter, their wives will also die once they attempt to recover their husbands' money that had been concealed in offshore bank accounts but also stolen by the promoter.
Rival spy agencies covet the stolen funds and employ a ruthless psychopath who is considered to be the Russian government's most efficient killer to find and kill the promoter and retrieve the money.
Given the chance to be an instant billionaire, the assassin betrays his employers. As a consequence, teams of CIA mercenaries and FSS operatives are sent to kill the man who has betrayed his handlers, but all are killed trying to do so.
Desperate to put a stop to their contract killer having gone off the grid, CIA officials hire a prolific Hong Kong assassin who is a member of the Black Dragons, a triad organization that is engaged in illegal activities. The triad assassin is asked to do what no one else has been able to accomplish.
As the triad relentlessly pursues his target throughout a number of foreign countries, his task has now become far more complicated than he had expected. In an ironic twist, two bitter rivals must band together to survive. But will they be able to trust each other when billions of dollars are at stake?
A young man undergoes emergency surgery and later bleeds to death while recuperating at home. The surgeon, who was having an affair with his patient's wife, injects rat poison in the IV so that his patient would die at home.
The man's widow files a claim for death benefits with his insurance company. However, the insurer suspects that either she murdered her husband by allowing him to overdose on blood thinners or he committed suicide, and thus, denies the claim application.
Ten years earlier, the insurer defended against a claim that was filed when the man's mother was murdered in accordance with her instructions. To avoid paying off a second claim, the insurer hires a celebrated lawyer who previously opposed the insurer in the earlier case to defend against the widow's lawsuit.
When the corpse is exhumed, the autopsy reveals the existence of rat poison and blood thinners. The widow is charged in the murder of her husband and must endure a stressful criminal trial in addition to the civil hearing over the insurance claim.
As police detectives and lawyers uncover more details about the widow's secret past relationships, things become murkier as the number of potential suspects increases. In a climax that will keep the reader guessing the outcome until the final page, the author offers the reader a riveting story full of ironic twists and surprises.
Lisa Thornton's perfect life has suddenly imploded as she finds herself the target of two international criminal investigations into the murders of her mother-in-law and her third husband, who was formerly married to her mother-in-law. Shortly after her mother-in-law was murdered and Lisa divorced her second husband, she married her wealthy former father-in-law who was murdered while on their honeymoon in Australia.
Although Lisa expects to inherit hundreds of millions of dollars as the surviving spouse and has filed a claim for twenty five million dollars in death benefits, she will not be entitled to receive anything if she is found guilty in her husband's death.
Even as police, FBI and INTERPOL investigators pursue other suspects in their criminal inquiry including a notorious Russian crime lord as well as an international all-female assassination team, Lisa is under intense scrutiny because of her checkered past that has included illicit romantic relationships, her involvement in the murder of her first husband and a supposedly fraudulent insurance claim that allegedly involved judicial misconduct.
In order to prove her innocence, Lisa and her team of lawyers must convince investigators and prosecutors that she has been misjudged and that her questionable reputation is in the past.
In a riveting plot twist that is full of ironic surprises, the author will keep the reader guessing the outcome until the very end.
An assistant US Attorney who successfully prosecuted various defendants for tax evasion, securities fraud and racketeering, is found dead in a restroom. In its investigation into the prosecutor's murder, the FBI has zeroed in on a ruthless Mafia crime boss who is under investigation for tax evasion, bribery of IRS officials, racketeering, prostitution and illegal arms sales.
Soon thereafter, a bankruptcy lawyer who shares the same name as the federal prosecutor is also murdered in the same manner in a restroom. As the FBI ramps up its criminal investigations in order to prosecute the Mafia crime boss, prosecutors reluctantly agree to immunize several questionable characters willing to testify in court. However, as more witnesses continue to die, it appears that the Mafia crime boss will be found not guilty of the more serious criminal charges.
In a stunning twist, the Mafia crime boss is given an opportunity to enter into a lenient plea bargain if he admits his part in the murders of the prosecutor and bankruptcy lawyer but refuses to acknowledge that he commissioned both murders under the premise that he cannot confess to crimes he did not commit.
As the story comes to a dramatic conclusion, the reader will be kept in suspense until the last page when the killer's identity is finally revealed in a riveting plot twist.
The theft of three valuable paintings from a Paris art museum has triggered tragic consequences for the thief and the real owner of the paintings who is brutally murdered. Fearing that she will be killed by a ruthless banker's mercenaries, the thief turns to her cousin and her husband, who is a retired internationally renowned assassin for help.
In order to recover the artwork, the thief and those helping her concoct an elaborate hoax posing as an alluringly seductive Russian drug dealer who is about to start a drug pipeline in France but needs a supplier. Obsessed with the phony Russian drug dealer, the banker is conned into assisting her.
After the banker's mercenaries are killed and the banker's residence, warehouse and opium shipment are blown up, the banker hires a notorious Yakuza assassin to murder those he believes are responsible, such as a vengeful Taliban warlord who is operating a drug cartel in Afghanistan and his radicalized jihadist followers.
Once the Yakuza assassin has fulfilled his contractual obligation to the banker, he pursues the retired assassin in order to settle a score going back ten years ago in Japan by following him to Hawaii. In a riveting story that builds to a final confrontation between good and evil, the author will keep the reader guessing the outcome until the very end.
A young man becomes an instant multi-millionaire when he wins the nation's largest lottery. With no heirs to his newly found wealth, the young man generously decides to name a local hospital as one of the beneficiaries of his estate.
While undergoing surgery at the hospital, the young man is infected with a life-threatening disease which raises a question as to whether the hospital should be entitled to receive a cash payment of thirty four million dollars upon his death. The young man decides to make a change to his Will, but before he can sign an amendment to his Will, he is seriously injured in an automobile accident and taken to the hospital for emergency surgery.
While in surgery, the young man dies. Suspicious that the hospital allowed the young man to die in the operating room, a brilliant lawyer and his tenacious private investigator diligently pursue an inquiry into his death which the medical examiner has concluded is not a homicide.
With no evidence that implicates anyone to a crime, the investigation appears to be going nowhere. However, the lawyer and his investigator refuse to give up until they have learned what actually happened in the operating room.
As the inquiry becomes a criminal matter, questions are raised as to whether there was a conspiracy to murder an innocent young man for his money. The author will keep the reader in suspense as the plot builds to an ironic twist in a story rich in insatiable greed, unimaginable sadness and revered admiration for how a young man lived a noble life.
A notorious hedge fund manager who has swindled his clients out of billions of dollars and is now desperate for cash, hires a prolific international counterfeiter to mass produce two billion dollars which he intends to launder and then use to pay a portion of his debt obligations. Soon thereafter, the hedge fund manager and counterfeiter are mysteriously murdered.
With a seemingly endless list of suspects who despised the morally corrupt hedge fund manager, two relentless FBI agents and two tenacious LAPD homicide detectives pursue investigations as to why these men were killed and who wanted to kill them. As the investigators pursue leads in their cases, they must deal with a diverse group of colorful characters capable of clever manipulation and deception who are motivated by greed and revenge.
In an intricate plot twist that has its share of ironic surprises, the author will keep the reader guessing the true identities of the villains until the final outcome.
In a daring theft of the Saudi crown prince's jewelry, thieves from Thailand have shipped the jewelry to Jakarta for safekeeping with a notorious leader of a drug cartel. To recover the jewelry, the Saudis have sent diplomatic teams to both countries. However, the emissaries are brutally murdered by mysterious assailants who are intent on recovering the jewelry for themselves.
Furious with the authorities in Thailand and Jakarta, the Saudis have decided to take more drastic action. In addition to hiring a prolific jewel thief to recover the jewelry, the crown prince has sent an elite hit squad to Jakarta. At the same time, a corrupt Thai politician who wants the jewelry for himself has sent a competing team of assassins to go after the jewelry and its thieves.
In spectacular fashion, the jewel thief along with two associates will steal the jewelry from an impenetrable underground bank vault, only to have to later steal it a second time in equally spectacular fashion from the police.
Having fled to Israel, the jewel thieves must deal with more teams of elite assassins who are determined to kill them. As they travel to other countries, the jewel thieves find themselves being stalked by a relentless assassin who will do anything to kill the thieves.
In a riveting story of international intrigue, the author has incorporated intricate plot twists and surprises that will keep the reader in suspense until the final outcome.
In 1962, a Holocaust survivor is convinced that jewelry on display in a British museum is the same jewelry that once belonged to his family before it was seized by the Nazis in 1938. Determined to learn the truth, he and his lawyer inquire as to the identity of the anonymous donor and why the jewelry was donated to the museum. Tragically, both men are killed in a car explosion in Switzerland outside the home of the donor's daughter.
Despite exhaustive investigatory efforts by Interpol, Scotland Yard and the Swiss police to trace the ownership of the jewelry and find the person responsible for both deaths, law enforcement has been unable to make much progress. Consequently, an Interpol inspector persuades an internationally renowned retired British jewel thief to assist in his investigation.
Although reluctant to get involved in law enforcement's investigation, the retired jewel thief has a change of heart and heroically undertakes a bold plan to recover the jewelry.
With a colorful cast of characters that include an unscrupulous thief who has been hired by competing rivals, a treacherous Swiss gemologist, his criminal stepson and the thieves who work for him, a deceitful Berlin entrepreneur who deals in the Black Market, a German billionaire obsessed with acquiring the jewelry and a British socialite who is equally obsessed with recovering the jewelry, as well as members of a Swiss family who are determined to prevent the authorities and others from discovering their darkest secrets.
This is a story of greed, treachery and dishonesty with complex and unexpected plot twists that will leave the reader in limbo until the very end.