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    Hersteller: Random House UK

    An Officer and a Spy von Harris, Robert

    The gripping Richard and Judy Book Club favourite

    National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2013

    They lied to protect their country. He told the truth to save it. A gripping historical thriller from the bestselling author of FATHERLAND.

    January 1895. On a freezing morning in the heart of Paris, an army officer, Georges Picquart, witnesses a convicted spy, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, being publicly humiliated in front of twenty thousand spectators baying 'Death to the Jew!'

    The officer is rewarded with promotion: Picquart is made the French army's youngest colonel and put in command of 'the Statistical Section' - the shadowy intelligence unit that tracked down Dreyfus.

    The spy, meanwhile, is given a punishment of medieval cruelty: Dreyfus is shipped off to a lifetime of solitary confinement on Devil's Island - unable to speak to anyone, not even his guards, his case seems closed forever.

    But gradually Picquart comes to believe there is something rotten at the heart of the Statistical Section. When he discovers another German spy operating on French soil, his superiors are oddly reluctant to pursue it. Despite official warnings, Picquart persists, and soon the officer and the spy are in the same predicament?

    Narrated by Picquart, An Officer and a Spy is a compelling recreation of a scandal that became the most famous miscarriage of justice in history. Compelling, too, are the echoes for our modern world: an intelligence agency gone rogue, justice corrupted in the name of national security, a newspaper witch-hunt of a persecuted minority, and the age-old instinct of those in power to cover-up their crimes.


    A-Format Paperback
    Autor Harris, Robert
    Verlag Random House UK
    Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
    Erscheinungsjahr 2014
    Seitenangabe 624 S.
    Meldetext Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
    Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
    Masse H17.8 cm x B11.1 cm x D3.9 cm 323 g
    Coverlag Arrow (Imprint/Brand)
    Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
    Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
    978-0-09-958089-8
    Fr. 11.60

    Über den Autor Harris, Robert

    Robert Harris is the author of thirteen bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave, Munich and The Second Sleep. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby. His next book, V2, is coming out in autumn 2020.

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