EBOOK / PDF [Spoils of Victory]
The second Mason Collins novel is better than the first Good read for Road Trips Better Portrayal Of Post WWII trips Better The Magnanimous Heart portrayal ofost WWII in Germany than the first of the series Ruins of War but also a bit over the top on the violence used in telling the story in fact the lesser descriptive recounts were much effective Not a bad story however Another homerunJohn has come up with an intricate ost war crime with not only greedy ganster types but vicious and sadistic killers running the ost war black market in *Germany Some Scenes Are *Some scenes are violently explicit as some of the bad guys learned their craft during the war Mason has complications from superiors than Over Mintmarks and Hot Repunched Mintmarks previously and asreviously doesn t much give a Great read Good action good mystery and looking forward to 3 Awesome storiesThis series of books is very eye opening for someone who spent time in West Germany 30 years ost WWII Unbelievable how well the country was able to recover I am still fascinated with how Nazis were able to escape Great ReadPicked this up during vacation and couldn t ut it down Vacation had hardly started and I had already finished it It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty rapine and murder for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man Thomas PaineJohn A Connell an American author One Day in December pens his new crime fiction Spoils of Victory which is the second book in the Mason Collins mystery series This book features CID criminal investigator Mason Collins inost WWII Germany where he is investigating the local German gangs there upon stumbling upon an old friend from his days in the military that opens the door to an unknown world of extortion and other crimes that ties the higher designation officials in the US Military Synopsis When the Third Reich collapsed the small town Garmisch Partenkirchen became the home of fleeing war criminals making it the final depository for the Nazis stolen riches There are fortunes to be made on the black market Murder extortion and corruption have become the normIt s a Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts perfect storm for a criminal investigator like Mason Collins especially when his friend CIC Agent John Winstone claims that a From the author of Ruins of War comes an electrifying novel featuring US Army criminal investigator Mason Collins set in the chaos ofost World War II Germany When the Third Reich collapsed the small town Garmisch Partenkirchen became the home of fleeing war criminals making it the final depository for the Nazis’ stolen riches There are fortunes to be made on the black market Mu. Roup of owerful men are taking over the lucrative trade But before he can fully explain Winstone and his girlfriend are brutally murderedDetermined to uncover the truth Mason Out of the Box plunges into a shadowy labyrinth of co conspirators including former SS and Gestapo officers US Army OSS officers and liberated Polish POWsAs both witnesses and evidence begin disappearing it becomes obvious that someone on high isulling 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 has the most to and the most to lose Mason Collins is a former Chicago homicide detective US soldier and risoner of war turned *us army cid he is back in germany *Army CID He is back in Germany this time he is tailing behind a German gang in the small town of Garmisch Partenkirchen which has become the heart of black marketing and home to notorious criminals right after the World War II That is when he meets his old friend John Winstone who is now a Counter Intelligence Corps Agent who reveals that American officials are too joining their hands in the dirty trade of money extortion and corruption In fact Winstone has jotted down the evidence collected over the years against some of the officials but before he could hand over his evidence to Mason he is brutally murdered along with his girlfriend Mason is then sucked into the underbelly of Garmisch that turns out to be both life threatening as well as risky when dead bodies start iling up and cases of corruption surface up Mason has to soon decide whom to trust and whom not to trust in a dark dingy ost WWII city of GermanyThe book s setting simply bowled me over and really caught me off guard as the author has vividly ainted that icturesue town in the Bavarian Alps in it s ruins after the war Garmisch home to notorious Nazi criminals is rojected with País íntim proper darkness thus capturing theerfect atmosphere of that dark corrupted town The author s Under Lock and Key portrayal ofost war era in Germany is vibrant striking and and even an eye opener for many The author not only takes the readers on a roller coaster ride through the streets of Garmisch bu. Rder extortion and corruption have become the normIt’s a erfect storm for a criminal investigator like Mason Collins especially when his friend CIC Agent John Winstone claims that a group of owerful men are taking over the lucrative trade But before he can fully explain Winstone and his girlfriend are brutally murderedDetermined to uncover the truth Mason lunges into a shadow. T also takes them back in timeI was taken aback by the author s elouent and Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover pristine writing style that is layered with suspense at every turn of theage With the Freud and His Followers progress of the story the mystery thickened with brain twisting twists ans turns and adrenaline rushing actions The narrative is extremely arresting and within fewages into the story I was drawn deeper into the depths of the chaos in Garmisch and not even for once I could force myself to look away from it And each and every scene is written with such great in depth and vivid detailing that it comes alive with the author s words The story is thoroughly captivating till the very end keeping me on my edges until it s very climax which is eually shocking and hard to *anticipate itThe characters are brilliant especially the main character mason who is developed *itThe characters are brilliant especially the main character mason who is developed lots of flaws and intelligence and given the fact that he served in the Army Pjesme previously it makes him even brave and fearless who can jump into anything without giving a second thought His impulsive actions kept me glued and made me rooted for him till the very lastage The supporting characters are also uite well developed and with whom I could easily connect withThe mystery is layered with Very good detective suspense thriller very enjoyable This takes lace in ost war US occupied Germany The ending was slightly abrupt but much better than his revious book Ruins of War l recommend reading this This was a great novel about US Army CID investigator Mason Collins who has to deal with rival black market gangs and a murder spree in occupied Germany at the end of WWII Good characters and an interesting lot line set in a eriod not often used for novels Lee Child called John s Mason Collins books a must read series and I totally agree John s novels are completely gripping and suspenseful and Spoils of Victory turns the heat well ast the boiling oint If you re looking for a brilliantly written Thriller Set In Post set in ost Germany full of Nacht psychological twists and turns and one of the most winningrotagonists and devious killers I ve ever met look no further You ve found it. Y labyrinth of co conspirators including former SS and Gestapo officers US Army OSS officers and liberated Polish POWsAs both witnesses and evidence begin disappearing it becomes obvious that someone on high is ulling 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.