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An Officer and a Spy

(2013)
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Awards
Barry Awards Best Thriller (nominee)
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel
They lied to protect their country. He told the truth to save it. A gripping historical thriller from the bestselling 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 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. 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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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Officer And A Spy (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
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ISBN: 1-4104-6843-7 / 978-1-4104-6843-7 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Officer and a Spy: A novel
Author(s): Robert Harris
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2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Officer and a Spy
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September 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: An Officer and a Spy
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ISBN: 0-09-194455-4 / 978-0-09-194455-1 (UK edition)
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1884 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Officer and a Spy
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ISBN: 0-345-80485-6 / 978-0-345-80485-3 (USA edition)
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Title: An Officer and a Spy
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Officer and a Spy: The gripping Richard and Judy Book Club favourite
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Officer and a Spy
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Officer and a Spy
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ISBN: 0-09-194456-2 / 978-0-09-194456-8 (UK edition)
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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)
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March 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: An Officer And A Spy
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ISBN: 1-4450-4919-8 / 978-1-4450-4919-9 (UK edition)
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March 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: An Officer And A Spy
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: An Officer and a Spy: A novel
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ISBN: 0-8041-6567-X / 978-0-8041-6567-9 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: An Officer and a Spy: A Novel
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: An Officer and a Spy
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September 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: An Officer and a Spy: The gripping Richard and Judy Book Club favourite
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September 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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January 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: An Officer and a Spy: A novel
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September 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Officer and a Spy: The gripping Richard and Judy Book Club favourite
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