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  • Echowave by Joe Joyce


‘Thrilling and wonderfully stylish, packed with atmosphere and period detail… A splendid read.’ —Benjamin Black

June 1941.

An American plane crashes in the west of Ireland.

Its cargo of booze, cigarettes and caviar destined for the US embassy in London includes a piece of secret military hardware of great interest to the Germans.

The device disappears from the wreckage. Paul Duggan, a young Irish military intelligence officer still pining for a beautiful Austrian-Jewish refugee who has moved on to a new life in New York, sets out to find it before the Germans do.

Meanwhile, the United States and the British are pushing neutral Ireland to help protect their Atlantic convoys, which would involve it in the war.

The search and the diplomatic arm-twisting become entwined and take Duggan to the dangerous back streets of Lisbon, the war’s spy centre, where the intelligence games between the Allies and the Nazis can turn deadly.

Fast-paced and utterly gripping, Echowave is the highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Echobeat (2014) and Echoland(2013).


‘Thoroughly entertaining. A stylish and accomplished thriller that evokes the period, the political pressures and the atmosphere of the time in a markedly realistic fashion.’  Irish Independent

‘Impressive.’ — The Sunday 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.




Joe Joyce


C-Format Paperback





Release Date

September 2017



Additional Information

Weight .400 g
Dimensions .215 × .135 × .15 mm


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