Estocada by Graham Hurley

Celebrated Reich fighter ace Dieter Merz is not a political man, and just wants to fly, but struggles to overlook the toxic nature of Hitler in this third book of Hurley’s acclaimed series.

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1937. Flying for the infamous Condor Legion over the battlefields of Spain’s civil war, Merz has been able to unleash the fearsome potential of the Luftwaffe’s newest weapon against his opponents. In Dieter’s hands, the Messerschmitt Bf-109 is as graceful as a matador’s killing strike: la estocada.

Scotsman and ex-marine Tam Moncrieff is recruited by a nameless intelligence agency in London to go to Germany and sound out Hitler’s resolve. Does he really intend to invade Czechoslovakia? Do his generals support him? Can the march to war be stopped?

As duty collides with conscience, fate will bring both men together. In a world wedded to violence and ambition, desperate steps must be taken. To avoid war a killing strike is needed: la estocada.

The question is, who is the matador, who is the bull?

Weight330 g
Dimensions199 × 137 × 31 mm






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Compelling and richly entertaining

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Author Graham HurleyGraham Hurley is an award-winning TV documentary maker who now writes full time. His bestselling Portsmouth based Faraday and Winter crime series has twice been nominated for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year. The last in the series Happy Days was published in February 2012 by Orion. He is writing the third novel in the Wars Within series, published by Head of Zeus. The first, Finisterre, was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing prize in 2017. Graham lived in Portsmouth for 20 years. He is married and has grown up children. He now lives in Exmouth, Devon.


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