An Officer and a Spy (Paperback)
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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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“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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7th November 2013
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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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9th August 2014
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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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27th September 2013
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