Stealing from the Dead by A. J. Zerries

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In Stealing from the Dead, detective Greta Strasser uncovers a brutal plot to steal millions from Holocaust survivors and fuel a vast terrorist conspiracy.

Between 1933 and 1945, thousands of Jewish people deposited their money in Swiss bank accounts, hoping that they or their family might survive the Holocaust. However, when the survivors returned to reclaim their money, the banks claimed that the accounts never existed.

Now, decades later, NYPD detective Greta Strasser, investigating the death of an elderly Jewish woman, stumbles onto a conspiracy that stretches from New York and Los Angeles to Germany, from Switzerland to the Middle East. Greta, recruited by a special task force, follows a trail of ruthless murders.

The conspirators have hired an assassin to kill the people on the Claims Resolution Tribunal list. Greta, hell-bent on stopping the senseless deaths and enormous theft of funds, goes undercover to prevent the next murder, even though it means impersonating the assassin she hunts.

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.


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About A. J. Zerries

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AL and JEAN ZERRIES are the husband-and-wife authors of The Lost Van Gogh. They live on Long Island. www.ajzerries.com
 
Published August 21, 2012 by Forge Books. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Greta’s decisive reaction to this home invasion makes it too late to ask the would-be killer whether he was a professional working for the swindlers or a homeboy associate of Viper Xtreme, a gangster Greta can’t help going after even though she’s repeatedly warned to stick to desk duty by both sy...

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Set in 2005, this fast-moving and often surprising crime thriller from Zerries (The Lost Van Gogh) introduces Greta Strasser, a take-no-prisoners NYPD detective who could easily sustain a series.

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