A chilling novel of murder and madness in post-World War II Germany.
Winter 1945. Seven months after the Nazi defeat, Munich is in ruins. Mason Collins - a former Chicago homicide detective, US soldier, and prisoner of war - is now a US Army criminal investigator in the American Zone of Occupation. It's his job to enforce the law in a place where order has been obliterated. And his job just became much more dangerous.
A killer is stalking the devastated city - one who has knowledge of human anatomy, enacts mysterious rituals with his prey, and seems to pick victims at random. Relying on his wits and instincts, Mason must venture places where his own life is put at risk: from interrogation rooms with unrepentant Nazi war criminals to penetrating the US Army's own black market.
What Mason doesn't know is that the killer he's chasing is stalking him, too.
©2015 John A. Connell (P)2015 Penguin Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Howie on 25-05-15

Excellent WWII historical fiction....

One of those hard to turn off audies. I'm partial to this type of story but good murder mystery set in post war Munich. Hope this turns into a series, anxiously awaiting next....

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5 out of 5 stars
By Christina Crawford on 09-05-15

wow-like watching a 1940s movie!

This story was everything I expected- action, historical insights, accuracy and a real sense of the privations of war on a defeated population. Like our hero, I came To North America as a 5 year old. I retained language of my birth and had heard my parents speak of terrible conditions after the war, lining up to get soup made from cow entrails, meager rations of food, etc. All this came to life in the novel. I appreciate the author ensuring that Americans and Germans had their good people and also corrupt ones. my Dad often called American soldiers Ammies which rhymes with gum miles. In the story it's considered a pejorative term but it was common usage in my father's era. This was like listening to a living, colorful history lesson without dry lecturing. Hope Mr Connell will continue this exciting series featuring Mason Collins.

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