New Novel ‘Death & Taxes’ Places Murder in IRS Service Center

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Richard V. Rupp combines business, literary influences in new crime book

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Author Richard V. Rupp’s love for reading led him to crime, mystery and adventure books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Tom Clancy and more. His career led him in the direction of insurance and risk management. He combines literary inspiration with work knowledge in his new crime novel, “Death & Taxes” (published by Archway Publishing).

In this crime thriller, FBI Special Agent Dick Hartmann heads up an elite squad based in San Francisco. The squad is assigned to investigate a death at the IRS Fresno, California Service Center, which soon leads them to the city’s largest street gang. As the case grabs the attention of the President, the squad travels to Mexico where they must infiltrate a drug cartel to take down a gang member with the power to ruin the lives of millions of Americans.
“I applied my personal business experience to enhance a conceptual murder plot,” Rupp says.

An excerpt from “Death & Taxes”:

“Dick looked up to the ceiling in thought. ‘Man, this case couldn’t get any more complicated. We have a Mexican cartel running drugs into the United States to be distributed by American gangs. We have stolen IRS computer files with personal information we need to retrieve taken into Mexico. We have Chinese intelligence agents being smuggled across the US border to pursue some espionage project, and last of all, we have a murder suspect to catch.’”

“Death & Taxes”
By Richard V. Rupp
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781480819658
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781480819641
E-Book | 384 pages | ISBN 9781480819665
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Richard V. Rupp was born in Santa Monica, California, and grew up within a Hollywood movie industry family. His business career led him to the commercial insurance industry, where he became an executive that specialized in developing new insurance products and risk financing concepts. His forte was research, writing and designing risk management and risk funding products to be used by major corporations. His position allowed him to travel the world with frequent trips to London and Bermuda. He and his wife, Coleen, split their time between Los Angeles and Palm Desert, California.

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