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The Blood of Others

(The eighth book in the Spoils of War series)
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The new blockbuster thriller from Graham Hurley, The Blood of Others shows the horrors of World War Two in Northern France.

A catastrophe no headline dared admit.

Summer 1942. Abwehr intelligence officer Wilhelm Schultz is baiting a trap to lure thousands of Allied troops to their deaths.

George Hogan is a devout young Canadian journalist who has caught the eye of press baron Lord Beaverbrook. Now he faces an assignment that will test both himself and his faith to breaking point.

Jackie Wrenne, meanwhile, is working in Lord Louis Mountbatten's cloak-and-dagger Combined Operations headquarters and is privy to the boldest cross-Channel raid yet conceived.

Three lives interlinked by a name and a date that no Canadian will ever forget: Dieppe, 19 August 1942. At dawn, over six thousand men storm ashore on heavily defended French beaches. Barely hours later, less than half will make it back alive...

The Blood of Others is part of the SPOILS OF WAR Collection, a thrilling, beguiling blend of fact and fiction born of some of the most tragic, suspenseful, and action-packed events of World War II. From the mind of highly acclaimed thriller author GRAHAM HURLEY, this blockbuster non-chronological collection allows the reader to explore Hurley's masterful storytelling in any order, with compelling recurring characters whose fragmented lives mirror the war that shattered the globe.

Reviewers on Graham Hurley:

'A penetrating, compelling, and skilfully vivid slice of historical fiction. Fascinating yet thrilling, stimulating yet shattering, this riveting read opens a path into the very nature of humankind' LoveReading Expert Review on Katastrophe

'Historical fiction of a high order'
The Times

'Tense, absorbing and faultlessly plotted'
Sunday Times

'Beautifully constructed... This is one of Hurley's finest'
Daily Mail

'Hurley's capable and understated characterization makes his lead's story plausible and engaging'
Publishers Weekly

Genre: Historical

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