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An Officer and a Spy - A novel

Robert Harris

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Robert Harris returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told as a chillingly dark, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage. Paris in 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that "proved" Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. At first, Picquart firmly believes in Dreyfus's guilt. But it is not long after Dreyfus is delivered to his desolate prison that Picquart stumbles on information that leads him to suspect that there is still a spy at large in the French military. 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. Bringing to life the scandal that mesmerized the world at the turn of the twentieth century, Robert Harris tells a tale of uncanny timeliness--a witch hunt, secret tribunals, out-of-control intelligence agencies, the fate of a whistle-blower--richly dramatized with the singular storytelling mastery that has marked all of his internationally best-selling novels.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Rintoul

Length:

16h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:29


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

36:22


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

25:33


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

30:02


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

34:32


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

35:35


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

30:29


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

41:20


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

45:52


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

41:17


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

39:26


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

56:06


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

20:08


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

44:44


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

35:41


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

57:58


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

53:25


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

32:25


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

48:13


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

46:15


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

48:51


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

44:16


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

30:22


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

33:47


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

44:43


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

05:20


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

00:30