An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

An Officer and a Spy

Robert Harris

fiction historical thriller challenging mysterious tense medium-paced

429 pages | first published 2013

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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,...
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Summary of 490 reviews

Moods

informative 68%
adventurous 63%
mysterious 63%
tense 52%
challenging 26%
sad 26%
dark 15%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 10%
reflective 10%

Pace

medium 89%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 50% | A mix: 25% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 13%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | No: 33% | Yes: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 53% | It's complicated: 26% | Yes: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 53% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 13%

Average rating

4.12

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