Please wait while page loads.
Bega Valley Shire Library . Default .

Member Login

Member Code:
PageMenu- Main Menu-
Page content

Catalogue Display

An Officer and a spy /

An Officer and a spy /
Item Information
Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
R2578642 F HARR
Adult Fiction   Bermagui . Available .  
. Catalogue Record 154842 ItemInfo Beginning of record . Catalogue Record 154842 ItemInfo Top of page .
Catalogue Information
Field name Details
ISBN 9780091944568 (pbk.)
Shelf Location F HARR
Author Harris, Robert, 1957-, author
Title An Officer and a spy / Robert Harris.
Production/Publication data London : Hutchinson, 2013.
Physical Description 483 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary Note 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.
Subject added entry -- Personal Name Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935
Picquart, Georges, 1854-1914
Subject Historical fiction
Suspense fiction
Subject (Geographic) France -- History, Military --
Genre Suspense fiction
Links to Related Works
Subject References:
Broader Subject References:
Catalogue Information 154842 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 154842 Top of page .