IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY
***Winner of the 2014 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction***
***Now a feature film, winner of the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival 2019***
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...
A breathtaking historical spy thriller from Robert Harris, author of Munich, Fatherland, The Second Sleep and the acclaimed Cicero trilogy.
"The fact that this novel is seriously riveting is a testament to Robert Harris's storytelling power; he conjures knuckle-blanching suspense from a very well-known piece of history."
"Harris’ retelling of the Dreyfus case is as taut and exciting as anything by Forsyth or Follet."
"Menace and suspense twist tight in a narrative of tremendous tension."
"Superb . . . Harris demonstrates his unique ability to recreate historical events and turn them into spellbinding thriller . . . Written with scalpel-like precision and the elegance we expect of Harris, there is a passion here that justifies calling it a masterpiece."
"A brilliant retelling of a scandal that became one of the most famous miscarriages of justice . . . the most gripping book I've read this year."
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