An Officer And A Spy
by Robert Harris
Robert Harris is the master of the historical thriller and his latest novel finds him in fine form.
His story of the scandal that shook 19th century France and saw a Jewish army officer framed as a spy, is a tale of dodgy dossiers and an intelligence agency gone rogue.
He tells it through the eyes of Colonel George Picquartand his growing doubts and realisation they got the wrong man are played out in an atmosphere of anarchist threats, forged evidence and blackmail.
It’s a tribute to his skill that he keeps you reading to the final page