Officer and a Spy
From the Sunday Times bestselling author
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Number of Pages: 624
Width: 12.9 cm
Height: 19.8 cm
Act of Oblivion - the brand new thriller from Robert Harris, available now IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY 'Seriously riveting . . . a testament to Robert Harris's storytelling power' The Times 'Taut and exciting' Guardian 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 until that tracked him down. But when Picquart discovers that secrets are still being handed over to the Germans, he is forced to confront the dangerous truth that Dreyfus may be innocent. Soon Picquart is being drawn into a labyrinth of deceit and corruption that threatens not just his honour but his life . . . 'Menace and suspense twist tight in a narrative of tremendous tension' Sunday Times
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. * The Times * Harris' retelling of the Dreyfus case is as taut and exciting as anything by Forsyth or Follet. * Guardian * Menace and suspense twist tight in a narrative of tremendous tension. * Sunday Times * 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. * Daily Mail * 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. * Mail on Sunday *