An Officer and a Spy

By | March 21, 2018
An Officer and a Spy Author Robert Harris
ISBN-10 0345804856
ISBN-13 9780345804853
Year 2014-10-28
Pages 429
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Walter Scott Prize for historical fictionWinner of the American Library in Paris Book AwardA whistle blower A witch hunt A cover up Secret tribunals out of control intelligence agencies and government corruption Welcome to 1890s Paris Alfred Dreyfus has been convicted of treason sentenced to life imprisonment on a far off island and publicly stripped of his rank Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart an ambitious military officer who believes in Dreyfus s guilt as staunchly as any member of the public But when he is promoted to head of the French counter espionage agency Picquart finds evidence that a spy still remains at large in the militaryindicating that Dreyfus is innocent 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

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