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Echoland by Joe Joyce is the chosen title for Dublin: One City One Book 2017

'A thoughtful blend of spy novel and historical thriller' - The Irish Times

JUNE, 1940.

France is teetering on the brink of collapse. British troops are desperately fleeing Dunkirk. Germany appears to be unstoppable. Hitler’s next target is Britain . . . and Ireland. In neutral Ireland opinions are divided. Some sympathise with Germany, others favour Britain, most want to stay out of the war altogether. In this atmosphere of edgy uncertainty, young lieutenant Paul Duggan is drafted into G2, the army’s intelligence division, and gets assigned to the German desk.

He’s given a suspected German spy to investigate, one who doesn’t appear to do much, other than write ambiguous letters to a German intelligence post box in Copenhagen. Before Duggan can probe further, however, his politician uncle charges him with finding his daughter, who’s gone missing, possibly kidnapped. These lines of inquiry take Duggan into the double-dealing worlds of spies and politics, and the truth will challenge everything he has grown up believing.

An addictive thriller that will keep you glued to the page, right through to its heart-pounding finale.

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.


Joe Joyce


C-Format Paperback





Release Date

Febuary 2016



Additional Information

Weight .395 g
Dimensions .215 × .135 × .20 mm


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