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An Officer and a Spy

An Officer and a Spy

Author(s): Robert Harris

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Historical, Thriller

Era(s): 1890s



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…

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There is menace and suspense aplenty, a fictional account of the Dreyfuss affair. The lengths governments will go to, in order to get the outcome they want. Georges Picquart works in French Army Statistical Section,...

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