Spoils of Victory
In an effort to bring to my readers' attention, other books they might like, today I'm featuring Spoils of Victory by John Connell.
Former Chicago police detective, soldier, POW, and now-U.S. Army criminal investigator Mason Collins finds
himself in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a scenic Alpine ski town that managed to escape the destruction of the war. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a far cry from Mason’s last harrowing post in the American Zone of Occupation in Munich just months after the Nazi’s defeat. But it is also the home of fleeing war criminals, a depository for the Nazis' stolen riches. With millions of dollars to be made on the black market, murder, extortion, and corruption have become commonplace.
When an old war buddy of Mason’s, CIC Agent John Winstone, alerts him about a plot of a group of powerful men to take over the lucrative trade popping up there, Winstone and his girlfriend are brutally murdered. Determined to uncover the truth, Mason plunges into a shadowy labyrinth of co-conspirators including former SS and Gestapo officers, U.S. Army OSS officers, and liberated Polish POWs. As more witnesses and then evidence begin disappearing, it becomes obvious that someone on high is pulling strings to stifle the investigation—and that Mason must feel his way in the darkness if he is going to find out who in town has the most to gain—and the most to lose.
“A second installment just as terrific as the first - this is going to be a must-read series for me.” ~ Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels
“Excitement melds with adventure as the tangled threads gradually unwind, revealing treachery coming from all directions. The whole thing is reminiscent of early-Robert Ludlum, and makes you clamor for more.” ~ Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Patriot Threat and The Templar Legacy
“Connell’s intense sequel to 2015’s Ruins of War… keeps readers guessing to the end.” ~ Publishers Weekly
John A. Connell is the author of Ruins of War, and has worked as a cameraman on films such as Jurassic Park and Thelma & Louise and on TV shows including The Practice and NYPD Blue. He now lives with his wife in Madrid, Spain, where he is at work on his third Mason Collins novel.
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