Stealing From the Dead

Stealing From the Dead

Book - 2013
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In this brilliantly original thriller of international conspiracy, a courageous New York City police detective risks everything--her job, her moral core, even her life--to expose a multi-layered terrorist ring so cunningly deceptive that it has operated unseen for years.

As World War II loomed, thousands of European Jews deposited their life savings in Swiss banks, trusting them as a safe haven despite fading hope that they or their heirs would survive the Holocaust. Infamously, the survivors who did return to reclaim their family legacies were told their accounts had never existed.

More than fifty years later, NYPD Detective Greta Strasser is called to an apartment where an elderly Jewish woman has died of an apparent heart attack. But something about her death is suspicious, and despite orders to the contrary, Greta covertly investigates. She uncovers a ruthless operation that has snuffed out countless lives while stealing hundreds of millions from innocent Holocaust victims.

When Greta is recruited by a government task force, she and her team discover a network of evil that stretches across three continents. She plunges deep into the web of terrorism, hunting the mastermind behind the plot while being hunted by a faceless master assassin.

Greta knows that either she takes down the monsters behind this madness, or the killing will go on . . . and she will be the next victim. With all the tension and excitement that fueled The Lost Van Gogh , A. J. Zerries has written another novel of enormous excitement and constantly building suspense in Stealing From the Dead .

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2013, c2012
ISBN: 9780765365743
Branch Call Number: ZERR
Characteristics: 397 pages

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bobo919 Aug 25, 2012

So loved their first book, but this one suffered from a much to complicated plot, and characters that were not that likable. I had high hopes for this, and was sadly disappointed.

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