An Officer and a Spy (Paperback)
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Paperback 624 Pages / Published: 08/05/2014
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IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY

***Winner of the 2014 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction***

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...

A breathtaking historical spy thriller from Robert Harris, author of Munich, Conclave and the acclaimed Cicero trilogy

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. -- BOOKS OF THE YEAR * The Times *
Harris' retelling of the Dreyfus case is as taut and exciting as anything by Forsyth or Follet. -- BOOKS OF THE YEAR * Guardian *
Menace and suspense twist tight in a narrative of tremendous tension. -- BOOKS OF THE YEAR * 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. -- BOOKS OF THE YEAR * 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. -- BOOKS OF THE 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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