An Officer and a Spy

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Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: Hutchinson (2013)
ISBN-10: 0091944562
ISBN-13: 9780091944568
Condition: Very Good. Minor wear to cover edges and corners.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 483
Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.3 x 3.7 cm

Weight: 0.7 kg


January 1895. On a freezing morning in the heart of Paris, an army officer, Georges Picquart, witnesses a convicted spy, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, being publicly humiliated in front of twenty thousand spectators baying 'Death to the Jew!' The officer is rewarded with promotion: Picquart is made the French army's youngest colonel and put in command of 'the Statistical Section' - the shadowy intelligence unit that tracked down Dreyfus.

The spy, meanwhile, is given a punishment of medieval cruelty: Dreyfus is shipped off to a lifetime of solitary confinement on Devil's Island - unable to speak to anyone, not even his guards, his case seems closed forever. But gradually Picquart comes to believe there is something rotten at the heart of the Statistical Section.



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