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An Officer and a Spy

(2013)
A novel by

 
Awards
Barry Awards Best Thriller (nominee)
They lied to protect their country. He told the truth to save it. A gripping historical thriller from the best-selling author of Fatherland.

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 20,000 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. When he discovers another German spy operating on French soil, his superiors are oddly reluctant to pursue it. Despite official warnings, Picquart persists, and soon the officer and the spy are in the same predicament....

Narrated by Picquart, An Officer and a Spy is a compelling recreation of a scandal that became the most famous miscarriage of justice in history. Compelling, too, are the echoes for our modern world: an intelligence agency gone rogue, justice corrupted in the name of national security, a newspaper witch hunt of a persecuted minority, and the age-old instinct of those in power to cover-up their crimes.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: An Officer And A Spy (Core)
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 1-4104-6843-7 / 978-1-4104-6843-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy: A novel
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-385-34958-0 / 978-0-385-34958-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-385-35369-3 / 978-0-385-35369-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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September 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-194455-4 / 978-0-09-194455-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-345-80485-6 / 978-0-345-80485-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2014 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-958089-6 / 978-0-09-958089-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-958088-8 / 978-0-09-958088-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-195413-4 / 978-0-09-195413-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-09-194456-2 / 978-0-09-194456-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

March 2015 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: An Officer and A Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 1-4450-4918-X / 978-1-4450-4918-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2015 : UK Audio CD
Title: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 1-4450-4919-8 / 978-1-4450-4919-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2015 : UK Audio CD
Title: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 1-4450-4920-1 / 978-1-4450-4920-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy: A novel
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-8041-6567-X / 978-0-8041-6567-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 0-8041-6569-6 / 978-0-8041-6569-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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September 2013 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN: 1-84657-386-6 / 978-1-84657-386-6 (UK edition)
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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September 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy: A novel
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: An Officer and a Spy
Author(s): Robert Harris
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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