Academic journal article The Government Accountants Journal

Finally, an Action Hero Who's Good with Numbers

Academic journal article The Government Accountants Journal

Finally, an Action Hero Who's Good with Numbers

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MILWAUKEE, WI - Tired of reading thrillers that make lawyers the heroes? Escape the predictable with Deceived. In this new political thriller seemingly snatched from the headlines, author James Koeper takes government accountant Nick Ford on a roller coaster ride of intrigue to a deadly realm of plots and counterplots inhabited by the Chinese underworld and some of the most respected figures in U.S. government.

Nick Ford is a rising young star in the U.S. General Accounting Office. His record is spotless, and his mentor, Carolyn Reed, is one of the most powerful women in Washington. Nick leads a straightforward and conventional life, and that's the way he likes it. Everything changes, however, on the day he begins his audit of the YUnnan Project.

When Nick uncovers billing irregularities in the Chinese dam construction project, he begins to investigate, and suddenly simple accounting errors point to something far more sinister. Soon Nick's every move is shadowed by a boss of the Chinese underworld, his best friend and colleague is brutally murdered, and he's accused by a leading U. …

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