Mason Collins

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 121 ratings

Ruins of War Publisher's Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • Ruins of War

    • By: John A. Connell
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent WWII historical fiction....

    • By Howie on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 2

    • Spoils of Victory

    • A Mason Collins Novel
    • By: John A. Connell
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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 norm. It's a perfect storm for a criminal investigator like Mason Collins, especially when his friend, CIC Agent John Winstone, claims that a group of powerful men are taking over the lucrative trade.

    Regular price: $31.50