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An Officer and a Spy

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ISBN13: 9780385349581
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Robert Harris is the author of eight best-selling novels: Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost Writer, Conspirata, and The Fear Index. Several of his books have been adapted to film, most recently The Ghost Writer, which was directed by Roman Polanski. Harris’s work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in the village of Kintbury, West Berkshire, with his wife, Gill Hornby.

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Robert Harris's work has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He has been a television correspondent for the BBC, political editor of The Observer, and a columnist for The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. He lives in a village near Hungerford in Berkshire, England.

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From the author of the best-selling novels The Fear Index, The Ghost Writer, Enigma, and Fatherland: a dark, hard-edged conspiracy and espionage thriller that tells the chilling true story of the infamous Dreyfus Affair.

Paris, winter 1895. Georges Picquart is the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that helped convict Dreyfus of treason. Picquart staunchly believes in Dreyfus's guilt-even after he witnesses the man's protestations of innocence in front of twenty thousand spectators baying "Death to the Jew!" But gradually Picquart comes to suspect that a spy remains at large in the military. With evidence mounting, pointing to deceit at the highest levels of government, Picquart has nowhere to turn and is compelled to question his most deeply held beliefs about his country and himself. Bringing to life the scandal that mesmerized the world at the turn of the twentieth century, Harris tells a tale of uncanny timeliness-a whistle-blower, a witch hunt of a minority, secret tribunals, out-of-control intelligence agencies, government corruption, a cover-up-richly, dramatized with the storytelling mastery that has marked all of his internationally best-selling novels.

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CarolynC, February 14, 2014 (view all comments by CarolynC)
You could say that this is the story of Alfred Dreyfus who was convicted for treason in Paris in 1895. But, oh, this historical thriller is much more than that. Even if you tend not to like historical fiction, you may very well like this book. It could be classified in several genres: a mystery, a thriller, espionage, conspiracy.

My favorite quote: “If I pull back now… I’d be obliged to spend the rest of my life with the knowledge that when the moment came, I couldn’t rise to it. It would destroy me ��" I’d never be able to look at a painting or read a novel or listen to music again without a creeping sense of shame.”

It’s a compelling read, written in a very engaging style with a lot of intensity and passion. It certainly made me think. My favorite kind of book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385349581
Author:
Harris, Robert
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
france;historical fiction;fiction;espionage;dreyfus affair;thriller;history;historical
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.53 x 6.65 x 1.44 in 1.72 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Robert Harris's work has been translated into thirty-seven languages, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He has been a television correspondent for the BBC, political editor of The Observer, and a columnist for The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. He lives in a village near Hungerford in Berkshire, England.
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