Monday, November 18, 2013

Ruin Value

Synopsis from Goodreads:
"Nuremberg is a dead city. In the aftermath of World War II, two-thirds of its population has fled or is deceased, with thirty thousand bodies turning the ruined industrial center into a massive open grave. Here, the vilest war criminals in history will be tried. But in Nuremberg’s dark streets and back alleys, chaos rules.

Captain Nathan Morgan is one of those charged with bringing order to the home of the war crime trials. A New York homicide detective who spent the war in Army intelligence, he was born to be a spy—and now, in 1945, there is no finer place for his trade than Nuremberg. As the US grapples with the Soviets for postwar supremacy, a serial murderer targets the occupying forces. Nathan Morgan may be the perfect spy, but it’s time for him to turn cop once more."

I like how this story revolved around some historical facts and events. Post World War II, I was able to be a part of the ruin and downfall of Germany, provided by the vivid decsriptions by the author. Ruin Value was a great combination of history and mystery, as well as packed with action. There was an easy build-up of the plot, leading to a steady rise to the climax. Although the reasons for such actions of the killer and the eventual resolution did not give that much justice to the story, I still loved the book in general.

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