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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books (August 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765327171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765327178
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,501,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Advance praise for Stealing from the Dead:

“Well-wrought, and founded on a believable, grim motivation, Stealing from the Dead is a thriller that truly thrills. I hope to see a lot more of NYPD cop Greta Strasser.”
—Barbara D’Amato, author of Other Eyes

“Mix real cops, real terrorists, and real police procedure, and you have a real darn good mystery/thriller. Zerries is terrific!”
—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Flight of the Intruder

“A first-rate story about a NYPD cop who won’t quit no matter what obstacles are put in her way, or who puts them there. First-rate.”  —David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of Abyss

About the Author

AL and JEAN ZERRIES are the husband-and-wife authors of The Lost Van Gogh. Zerries now lives in Los Angelees.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Modesty Press on August 4, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed STEALING FROM THE DEAD quite a bit. I have a morbid fascination with police work (mostly theoretical, but a little based on real life experience) and enjoy well-crafted fiction about law enforcement and criminality. Also, my ancestors were Jews from Eastern European, so as a child I was raised with warnings about anti-Semitism and cheers about the founding of Israel as a great triumph. I have been (as long as I can remember) an atheist, and I now regard the founding of Israel with mixed feelings and scepticism. One of the ironies of history is that pretty much every oppressed group tends to end up becoming as bad as or worse than those who persecuted it. Ethical people and evil people can be found in every racial group, ethnic group, every religious group, every political group, and in both sexes.

Which leads me into one of the features I much enjoyed about the book. The authors have a knack for dramatizing the difficulties of ethical behaviour. Greta Strasser, the police officer heroine of the book struggles to fight evil, protect innocent people, and live a reasonably happy personal life. Such goals are seldom easy in real life; literature provides an enjoyable (yet at times painful) way to explore the difficulties of being a human being.

Although most of my personal experiences with police have been positive, I know they are human beings. I also have long had a suspicion that a thin line separates those who become law enforcers from those who become criminals. The book well illustrates this dilemma.

The plotting and details of the book are complex and not that easy to follow.
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By Alicia Chen on June 7, 2014
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Very exciting, scares you how complicated plans have gotten to try to take advantage and hurt people. I probably preferred a different ending but added my own one mentally.
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By BigT on September 4, 2013
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Let me start by saying I am a big fan of The Lost Van Gogh, but this just didn't cut it, I had high hopes, it was hard to even finish lets hope the next creation from this author is improved
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By Irma J. Smith on February 7, 2013
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Storyline was interesting and fast paced, characters well fleshed out. I really enjoyed the way the subject matter was presented.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen G. Esrati on November 1, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This author has to tell you in great detail what everyone is wearing, but he moves the story along at such a snail's pace that it is difficult not to throw the book into the trash and start hunting for another book.

Is it really necessary to have precise directions for a New York taxi ride?

I think this story could be told in less than half of the flood of words from Zerries.
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