Tuesday 20 April 2010
THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL TRILOGY
The idea for Coup de Grâce – the first book in The Triumph of Evil Trilogy - first came to me when I stumbled across a nondescript roadside memorial near my home in Gascony. It marks the spot where a young boy was shot by the departing Germans a few months before the war ended, and I felt perturbed that such barbarity could have taken place in this idyllic part of France almost sixty years ago.
I immediately started researching and writing and talking to people, and ten years later, in January 2010, I felt that Coup de Grâce was finished.
The action in this book starts in outback Australia just before World War I and quickly moves to the Western Front. It ends with the Liberation of France in World War II.
Read an extract from Coup de Grâce by clicking on the link at top right of this page: rays-books
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 09:05