Lead Review

  • Book: An Officer and a Spy
  • Location: Paris
  • Author: Robert Harris



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, and his determination to get Dreyfuss, a Jewish army officer released, having been convicted of spying for Germany, in 1895. The author’s sense of place and setting is, as always, very good

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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