An Officer and a Spy

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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"Menace and suspense twist tight in a narrative of tremendous tension."
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Robert Harris
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"Many readers prize him as our supreme exponent of the "literary" thriller. His novels are not difficult - they are whizzing page-turners. They also combine masterly suspense and mystery with historical insight and political shrewdness. His latest novel is no exception: it is a cracking read from start to finish. It offers a bravura display of Harris's fictional skills. The first is sureness of historical touch. In both general and specific terms the period comes alive. There is no need to wait for the film: it can scarcely be more exciting than the book." Sunday Times "Harris is committed to the belief that you can get at a truth as a novelist that you can't as an historian. and he does give us the look, sensations, sounds and smells as no historian could. it is informative, accomplished and highly enjoyable" Evening Standard "The Dreyfus Affair. has now been brilliantly retold by Robert Harris. This is a book about spies and their deceits and the unreasonable demands that are made of them by their hard-to-please political governors. It is 1895 with a strong undercurrent of 2003. The real subject then is espionage and the broader, mutually manipulative relationship between the intelligence "community" and the political class. Along the way, Harris gives us plenty of espionage tradecraft. The eavesdropping, the handwriting analysis, the forgery." The Times "The story is a gift to any novelist fascinated by the murkier aspects of politics - and Robert Harris takes full advantage, serving up a perfect read for those who like their literary thrills to come with some immaculately researched history. the tension is cranked up further with every agonising twist." Reader's Digest "Robert Harris who pulls out a surprise with each new novel, has turned to this political scandal which "came to obsess France and ultimately the entire world". None of the characters is entirely fictional, promises the author's note. Therein lies the only difficulty with this taut thriller, as the reader wonders how much is history and how much is Harris." Daily Express
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Seitenzahl 624, (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 26.09.2013
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781448151448
Verlag Random House UK
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