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

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Published: 08/05/2014
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***PRE-ORDER THE SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION OF PRECIPICE, THE THRILLING NEW NOVEL FROM ROBERT HARRIS, NOW. PUBLISHING AUGUST 2024, AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE STOCK LASTS AND EXCLUSIVE TO THE FIRST PRINT RUN***

IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY

'Seriously riveting . . . a testament to Robert Harris's storytelling power' The Times

'Taut and exciting' Guardian

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 until that tracked him down.

But when Picquart discovers that secrets are still being handed over to the Germans, he is forced to confront the dangerous truth that Dreyfus may be innocent.

Soon Picquart is being drawn into a labyrinth of deceit and corruption that threatens not just his honour but his life . . .

'Menace and suspense twist tight in a narrative of tremendous tension' Sunday Times

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099580881
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The fact that this novel is seriously riveting is a testament to Robert Harris's storytelling power; he conjures knuckle-blanching suspense from a very well-known piece of history. - The Times

Harris’ retelling of the Dreyfus case is as taut and exciting as anything by Forsyth or Follet. - Guardian

Menace and suspense twist tight in a narrative of tremendous tension. - Sunday Times

Superb . . . Harris demonstrates his unique ability to recreate historical events and turn them into spellbinding thriller . . . Written with scalpel-like precision and the elegance we expect of Harris, there is a passion here that justifies calling it a masterpiece. - Daily Mail

A brilliant retelling of a scandal that became one of the most famous miscarriages of justice . . . the most gripping book I've read this year. - Mail on Sunday

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“Gripping Historical Thriller”

I don't often read historical books, preferring a contemporary setting, but I always make an exception for Robert Harris. It is some time since I have read one of his books so when I was offered the chance of an... More

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“Gripping Read”

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris was excellent. I normally read Biographies or Autobiographies but this book tempted me to break the mould and how pleased I was to have done so. I loved every page turned. I like... More

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“Complex intrigue”

This is one of the best books by Robert Harris that I have read. It is a fictionalised version of the involvement of a French army officer, Georges Picquart, in the Dreyfus Affair. Normally I would shy away from such... More

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