by Robert Harris


Having scanned just a few of the less-than-enthusiastic revues before writing my own, I find myself amazed. How could anyone NOT find this novel compelling? It was so tense at times I could barely breathe. Robert Harris has taken the evidence of the infamous Dreyfus affair and made it into a great novel – not simply of historical interest, but with extraordinary resonance. He shines a light on more recent intelligence scandals, and the duplicitous actions of western governments. Like ‘The Ghost’, ‘An Officer and a Spy’ makes the reader think twice about all we take for granted. Well done, Mr Harris.