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IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY. The winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014, this is a gripping historical thriller from Robert Harris – Sunday Times bestselling author of Fatherland and The Ghost.

IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY. The winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014, this is a gripping historical thriller from Robert Harris – Sunday Times bestselling author of Fatherland and The Ghost.

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...

Reviews

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.

BOOKS OF THE YEAR, The Times

Harris’ retelling of the Dreyfus case is as taut and exciting as anything by Forsyth or Follet.

BOOKS OF THE YEAR, Guardian

Menace and suspense twist tight in a narrative of tremendous tension.

BOOKS OF THE YEAR, 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.

BOOKS OF THE YEAR, 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.

BOOKS OF THE YEAR, Mail on Sunday

In the hunt for a spy, he exposed a conspiracy. The winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014, this is a gripping historical thriller from Robert Harris

Sunday Times bestselling author of Fatherland and The Ghost.

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  • Paperback

    9780099580881

    June 2, 2014

    Arrow

    624 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780091944568

    October 1, 2013

    Hutchinson

    496 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Audio Book

    9781846573866

    October 15, 2013

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  • EBook

    9781448151448

    September 26, 2013

    Cornerstone Digital

    624 pages

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Munich
The Cicero Trilogy
Dictator
The Fear Index
A Higher Form Of Killing
Fatherland
Lustrum
The Ghost
Imperium
Pompeii
Archangel
Enigma
Selling Hitler

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