From the author of Ruins of War comes an electrifying novel featuring US Army criminal investigator Mason Collins, set in the chaos of post–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. Murder, extortion, and corruption have become the norm.
Then Mason’s friend John Winstone arrives, claiming that a group of powerful men are taking over the lucrative trade. But before he can fully explain, Winstone is brutally murdered with his girlfriend.
Determined to uncover the truth, he plunges into a shadowy labyrinth of coconspirators including former SS and Gestapo officers, US Army OSS officers, and liberated Polish POWs.
As both witnesses and 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 … Download and start listening now!