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STEVE RIBACK was born and raised in Southern California. He relocated to Las Vegas and attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to pursue a teaching degree. During his studies, Steve transitioned into law enforcement, joining the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. With over 19 years on the force, assignments have included; Jail Corrections, Patrol, D.A.R.E., Undercover Vice, Violent Crimes, Quality Assurance, Patrol Sergeant, and currently assigned as a Detective Sergeant. Steve and his wife live in Las Vegas with their three children. He can be reached at or

HERB JAFFE was an investigative journalist and op-ed columnist for most of the 39 years he worked for The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., before he retired to Las Vegas, where he lives with his wife Fran. He continues to write a periodic column for the View section of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Jaffe has written four mystery novels based on his experiences in New Jersey. My Journey Home, co-authored with Detective Sergeant Steve Riback of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, is his first venture into non-fiction. Jaffe, who has received numerous national awards for journalism, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize on two occasions. He can be reached at

My Journey Home

Authored by Steve Riback
Authored with Herb Jaffe
Edition: 1

My Journey Home is the Steve Riback story. It's the tale of guts and courage and the furthest reaches of God-given inner strength. In Yiddish terminology, it might best be characterized as a story of chutzpah -- a combination of audacity and bravado. It's the story of a young Steve Riback, born into the Jewish faith, but whose family never practiced Judaism. Admittedly, during his growing-up years he could not conceive what it meant to be Jewish.

But this is also the story of an extreme transformation, of a grown Steve Riback who today regularly attends synagogue with his wife and children, and who religion is tightly woven into the faith and practices of Judaism. It portrays in fervent detail how Riback, a member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, fought a lonely and haunting battle for years against a veiled derisiveness from non-Jewish peers...and all because he sought the right to wear a beard and a head-covering, in conformance with his religion.

Ultimately, that right prevailed, thanks to the courts and the U.S. Constitution, just as it has in police departments elsewhere in America. But until that right prevailed, this is the gripping and passionate saga of Steve Riback's Journey Home.

Publication Date:
1513623583 / 9781513623580
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US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
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Non-Classifiable / Non-Classifiable

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