France is under German control, Britain is in danger and the United States has yet to join the war. Ireland has succeeded in staying neutral – so far. But rumours about a British troop build-up in the North stoke fears that Ireland is facing an invasion. And Germany’s bombing of Dublin suggests Berlin is trying to send a message, but the meaning is unclear.
Paul Duggan and his colleagues in G2, the intelligence unit of the Irish army, have to decipher Germany’s intentions fast. Meanwhile, Duggan is also running an undercover operation spying on German fliers interned in Ireland. Planned as a routine operation, it is anything but . . .
Echobeat is the second book in the Echoland Trilogy, which features Duggan, his Special Branch friend Peter Gifford, and a cast of political and intelligence operators in Ireland during the treacherous days of the Second World War.
‘Joe Joyce has written another winner…a compelling and evocative thriller…Echobeat is an exciting read and more than just a page turner. Excellent.’ – Irish Independent
‘A captivatingly intriguing novel which will be enjoyed by anyone who likes thrillers or historical fiction. Echobeat manages the neat feat of being a history lesson and a page-turner all in one.’ — Sunday Business Post
‘Dublin shines through Joyce’s prose…You won’t be able to put down this thriller until you reach its heart-wrenching finale.’ —Declan Burke
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES, ECHOLAND:
‘Brilliantly portrays the divided atmosphere at the time, full of edgy uncertainty. But most of all, it makes a great holiday read.’ – Sean Farrell, Irish Independent
‘A thoughtful blend of spy novel and historical thriller.’ – Declan Burke, The Irish Times
About the Author
Joe Joyce is the author of five thrillers, including the three historical spy novels in the Echoland series; a history/biography of the Guinnesses and a critically acclaimed play, The Tower, about James Joyce and Oliver St John Gogarty. He is co-author with Peter Murtagh of The Boss, the classic account of Charles Haughey in power, and Blind Justice, about a miscarriage of justice in the 1970s. He has worked as a journalist for The Irish Times, The Guardian, and Reuters News Agency.
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