Suspense Novel Exposes Avaricious “Wolves of the Revenue”

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Pete Johnson’s Thriller details IRS Pursuit of white collar taxpayer on spurious tax charges

Without taxes and their prompt collection, governments simply cannot function. But taxes are resented and breed schemes of evasion; hence, tax collectors are given enormous powers to enforce individual compliance―powers that are seldom challenged, even when abused. Author Pete Johnson’s riveting novel, Wolves of the Revenue, explores a taxpayer’s resistance to a relentless and vindictive IRS persecution.

IRS special agents William Warmblood and Barney “The Taxcatcher” Flowers hound IT (Intransigent Taxpayer) Andrew Clauson, who, among other things, refuses to become a covert tax informant. Unable to secure Clauson’s “compliance,” the agents under the color of authority, maliciously seek to impoverish him by assessing bogus taxes which they enforce with steadily increasing pressure-- audits, assessments, litigation and ultimately the seizure of his factory and home. Clauson, stripped of his reputation, his livelihood, his marriage and his family, vows retaliation.

Anyone ever aggrieved by the IRS will love this novel’s memorable characters and stunning conclusion. “A pertinent satire … on the IRS [and] the American legal system … [which] is good fun… [that] continues to delight.”—Kirkus Reviews

About the Author
Pete Johnson is a lawyer living in Southern California. A former assistant U.S Attorney, he is an award-winning writer. His debut novel, Wolves of The Revenue, about IRS taxpayer abuse, was inspired by the travails of a now-deceased client.

Wolves of the Revenue * by Pete Johnson
Publication Date: December 29, 2008
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