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An Officer and a Spy (Paperback)
  • An Officer and a Spy (Paperback)

An Officer and a Spy (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 08/05/2014
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In the hunt for a spy, he exposed a conspiracy. The winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014, this is a gripping historical thriller from Robert Harris - Sunday Times bestselling author of Fatherland and The Ghost. Paris, 1895: an army officer, Georges Picquart, watches a convicted spy, Alfred Dreyfus, being publicly humiliated in front of a baying crowd. Dreyfus is exiled for life to Devil's Island; Picquart is promoted to run the intelligence unit that tracked him down. But when Picquart discovers that secrets are still being handed over to the Germans, he is drawn into a dangerous labyrinth of deceit and corruption that threatens not just his honour but his life...

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099580881

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