Reichmarine intelligence reported the U 104 lost off Tory Island. In the depths of the Irish National Archives Liam Murphy uncovers a different story and embarks on a voyage to discover the truth behind the disappearance of the submarine called the Great White Toothed Shark. Murphy’s quest takes him back to 1944 where Captain Heinrich Neuman plays cat and mouse with Victor Cameron, the Australian commander of a British flying boat. On Tory Bridget O’Shea waits for her new German husband Wolfgang Spyder to come home from the sea, while Captain Peter des Bois’ corvette escorts Canadian convoys through the stormy waters of the North Atlantic.
In Britain Ian Fleming and his American allies crack the Enigma code. In Dublin Eamonn de Valera dines with Adolf Hitler’s half-brother Alois. Deep below Berlin in the Führerbunker the Nazis take cyanide. In the 21st century Liam and his German partner Hilda confront their own demons and on Tory old ghosts reveal how the U 104 and the Islanders unwittingly became embroiled in an audacious plot to change the path of history.
Kieran Devaney was born in the east Dublin suburb of Liverpool in 1954. He lives in Seagull Cottage in Rosses Point in County Sligo. He has written extensively for the London Times and other worldwide publications. During a 30-year-career in television he has reported and produced programmes around the world for TV am, Channel 4, ITN and Sky News in the United Kingdom, CNN in the United States and more recently he produced the Vincent Browne Programme for TV3 in Ireland. He is a regular contributor to the RTE Radio programme Seascapes.
He gave up television in 2009 to move from Dublin to Sligo to become a full time author. His novel The Drumcliffe Pilots about W B Yeats’ fascination with both the occult and the enigmatic Eva Gore Booth was hailed as “A Hefty Volume Worth its Weight” by the writer J P Dunleavy.
Kieran is now working on a third novel, The Eldorado, the story of a shipwreck, and survival in the Canadian wilderness.
The Waves of Tory by Kieran Devaney
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