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Author LinkHarris, Robert,1957-author.
Title LinkAn officer and a spy / Robert Harris.
Edition First United States edition.
Distribution New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Description xi, 429 pages ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note Originally published in Great Britain in 2013.
Summary With this novel the author returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told as a chillingly dark, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage. Paris in 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil’s Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that "proved" Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. At first, Picquart firmly believes in Dreyfus’s guilt. But it is not long after Dreyfus is delivered to his desolate prison that Picquart stumbles on information that leads him to suspect that there is still a spy at large in the French military. As evidence of the most malignant deceit mounts and spirals inexorably toward the uppermost levels of government, Picquart is compelled to question not only the case against Dreyfus but also his most deeply held beliefs about his country, and about himself. Bringing to life the scandal that mesmerized the world at the turn of the twentieth century, the author tells a tale of uncanny timeliness, a witch hunt, secret tribunals, out-of-control intelligence agencies, and the fate of a whistle-blower. -- Provided by publisher.
Per.Sub. LinkDreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935 -- Fiction.
LinkPicquart, Georges, 1854-1914 -- Fiction.
Subject LinkIntelligence officers -- France -- Fiction.
LinkFrance -- History, Military -- Fiction.
LinkSpy stories.
LinkHistorical fiction.

System Number 000680152
ISBN Link0385349580 (hbk.)
Link9780385349581 (hbk.)
Link9780385349598 (eBook)

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