An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

By Robert Harris

From the writer of the best-selling novels the phobia Index, The Ghost author, Enigma, and native land: a dismal, hard-edged conspiracy and espionage mystery that tells the chilling real tale of the notorious Dreyfus Affair.

Paris, iciness 1895. Georges Picquart is the formidable, highbrow, lately promoted head of the counterespionage company that helped convict Dreyfus of treason. Picquart staunchly believes in Dreyfus's guilt-even after he witnesses the man's protestations of innocence in entrance of twenty thousand spectators baying "Death to the Jew!" yet steadily Picquart involves suspect undercover agent is still at huge within the army. With proof mounting, pointing to deceit on the maximum degrees of presidency, Picquart has nowhere to show and is forced to question his such a lot deeply held ideals approximately his nation and himself. Bringing to existence the scandal that mesmerized the area on the flip of the 20 th century, Harris tells a story of uncanny timeliness-a whistle-blower, a witch hunt of a minority, mystery tribunals, out-of-control intelligence organisations, govt corruption, a cover-up-richly, dramatized with the storytelling mastery that has marked all of his across the world best-selling novels.

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