Spain holiday inspires crime writer Graham’s latest thriller novel, Finisterre

PUBLISHED: 06:30 21 November 2016

Graham Hurley. Ref exe 2172-49-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Graham Hurley. Ref exe 2172-49-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

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Crime author Graham Hurley’s latest novel, Finisterre, will be published on December 1.

Graham Hurley. Ref exe 2185-49-14. Picture: Simon Horn.Graham Hurley. Ref exe 2185-49-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Graham, who lives in Exmouth with his wife, Lin, is the author of the Faraday and Winter crime novels.

His latest thriller is part of a trilogy, with the second part being released next year.

Graham said the inspiration for Finisterre came while on holiday in Galicia, Spain.

“I saw a little plaque on the harbour wall. It recorded the loss of a U-boat,” said Graham. “The local fishermen saved eight or nine lives; the rest of the crew perished. That just hung with me.

Author Graham HurleyAuthor Graham Hurley

“I found a model of the boat in a local tavern. I thought it was really interesting; how it would be based on this glimpse of this incidence of this U-boat.”

The book takes the reader back to Germany, September 1944. Dozens of cities lie in ruins.

To avoid the humiliation of unconditional surrender, German Intelligence launch Operation Finisterre.

Success depends on a German naval officer washed ashore on the coast of Spain after the loss of his U-boat and an ex-FBI detective, planted by Director J Edgar Hoover in the American atomic bomb complex. Both men must fight for their lives for survival.

Finisterre, published by Head of Zeus, is published on December 1, priced £18.99.

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