Tax Break

Fiction - Mystery - General
258 Pages
Reviewed on 03/20/2014
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Author Biography

Jay Williams has little experience with bombs. However, while serving as a paratrooper in the US Army and he did fool around with explosives—but nothing like the character in TAX BREAK. His writing experience is much more extensive than his bomb expertise. He is a free-lance writer in nonfiction and fiction. Jay has had articles published in newspapers and magazines, and has had short stories published in “A Carolina Literary Companion,” “The Stake,” “Aura Literary/Arts Review,” and a number of other literary and men's magazines. To put food on the table, Jay works at the University of Texas as an academic counselor.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Tax Break by Jay Williams is the story of one man’s stand against the US government. Jim Greenwald, a retired Vietnam vet, is running a bar with his partner when the IRS seizes it in lieu of non-payment of taxes. Jim fights back in the only way he knows how. The government trained him how to fight and so he goes on a spree of false bomb threats before setting off a real one, carefully designed not to hurt anyone. Then he goes on the run. What follows next is a race across America and into Canada, with the Austin Police and the FBI on his tail. But, someone else has joined the chase, someone who knows more about Jim’s background than anyone else does, someone he has faced up to before. Jim also finds himself as a political pawn in the race for the Whitehouse but who comes out on top? Find out by reading Tax Break for yourself.

Tax Break by Jay Williams is brilliantly clever, funny, sad, and heart-warming all at the same time. It has to be one of the most original stories I have read in a long time. I found it to be written in a manner that was easy to read, the plot was easy to follow but you didn’t see the twists coming until they were right on top of you. Excellent book, well worthy of the time it took to read and I really hope there is more where that came from.