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The Cost of Crude: Accountant's Thrilling New Novel Exposes (Fictional!) Betrayal & Corporate Corruption in the Oil and Gas Industry

Inge-Lise Goss’ fast-paced and gripping new novel tells the story of a woman who, when her best friend dies at the hands of her oil and gas employer, becomes part of a race against the clock to stop a deliberate and catastrophic pipeline disaster. Corruption, betrayal, murder and romance collide in a novel inspired by the rocky industry Goss spent over two-decades auditing.


Las Vegas, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/03/2014 -- Most would raise their eyebrows when discovering that the work of a real-world Certified Public Accountant could spawn inspiration for a gripping thriller novel. But Inge-Lise Goss is wholly serious; having spent over twenty-years auditing companies in the oil and gas industries, there’s enough material for dozens of books.

‘The Cost of Crude’ has it all; an exposé’ of corporate corruption, a spine-tingling romance and enough murder to keep fans wondering just where the author drew the line between fact and fiction.

Gwynn Reznick’s life is shattered when her best friend and co-worker at Wilton Oil & Gas Company dies in a car crash. She doubts it was an accident. Her suspicion is confirmed when a private investigator, Ruben Dordi, shows up at her door. His team has discovered a trail of unusual deaths and disappearances among Wilton employees. To make matters worse, Gwynn is under constant surveillance by those responsible for her friend’s death. But that doesn’t deter her from getting involved in the investigation. Danger lurks in every corner of the Wilton Tower. One false move could turn a risky situation into a death trap. As the investigation team digs deeper, they begin to unravel a sinister plot that threatens a catastrophic pipeline disaster. Will they solve the crime before it is too late?

“I have a very unique and qualified perspective into the oil and gas industry. Non-disclosures mean I can’t say too much, but all I will say is that this novel was directly influenced by what I saw and uncovered,” explains Goss. “My audits were always interesting and confirmed many suspicions we all have about what goes on behind the industry’s closed doors.”

Continuing, “The novel includes both environmental and corporate crime; two epidemics that have infected the world of oil and gas. I threw a deadly conspiracy in there for good measure….just to heighten the fiction!”

To date, the novel has attracted a string of rave reviews. Chloe comments, “With a nice romantic slant, mega suspense, criminal activity, subplots and twists galore that keep you on your toes, you must pay attention. Many times I sensed several of her fictitious areas/oil industries were based on actual people and places. Texas oil industry has always had a plethora of charming, crude, ruthless, dynamic, insane, personalities making headlines. So the plot of this flawlessly written story seemed plausible to me.”

Another Amazon customer adds, “I have to say I had no idea what to expect walking into this book. I was quickly pulled into the book and ended up reading it in one sitting. Gwynn is having quite the week at work, when she meets Ruben. Let's just say there is a lot of suspense, romance, action and crime. Great read, will read more from the author.”

‘Tribalchick’ enjoyed the book’s intricacy, writing, “This is a fast paced well written story encompassing crime, thriller, action and romance genres. There are company takeovers, shares changing hands, software malfunctions, kidnaps and murders and a host of characters. Once I had a handle on the plot and characters, I wanted to read on every evening until the whole story unfolded.”

‘The Cost of Crude’, from Olivebranch Press, is available now: http://amzn.to/1rxGR2F

About Inge-Lise Goss
Inge-Lise Goss loves the journeys where her characters take her, and she hopes her readers do too. She was born in Denmark, raised in Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah. She is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in that field for over twenty years. She now lives in the foothills of Red Rock Canyon with her husband and their dog, Bran, where she spends most of her time in her den writing stories dictated by her muse. When she's not pounding away on the keyboard she can be found reading, rowing, or trying to perfect her golf game, which she fears is a lost cause.