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Crime fiction, Procedural drama, Tax evasion novel, Tax fraud novel, Tax crimes, White-collar crime, Money laundering

The Case of the Golden Helmet
by Ted Ballantyne

Tom Thomas is a Special Investigator with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Tom Thomas, a CRA special investigator, is assigned the case of an individual who been been taken to court for failure to file tax returns. The individual filed four years of returns with made up numbers, including substantial losses. Tom becomes determined to get this miscreant. A the investigation proceeds, Tom discovers a house full of fine art and collectibles, and when diamonds and a false passport are discovered, his pursuit becomes single minded.

Fans of crime procedurals will enjoy the real-life sleuthing behind this type of tax evasion and the courtroom antics as opposing lawyers try to win their case for and against an unrepentant tax resister.

This is Ted Ballantyne’s first novel. It draws from his background of thirty-two years in the financial services industry where he had interactions with the Canada Revenue Agency on matters of interpretation and with the Department of Finance on tax policy issues affecting personal financial and retirement planning.

He has an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters of Law (Taxation) from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (retired).

Ted lives in Kitchener, Ontario with his wife and life partner, Jane. They have three adult children and one grandson.


Ted Ballantyne
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