About this book
Trade paperback. A gripping historical thriller from the author of "Fatherland, The Ghost" and "The Fear Index". Set in the late 19th century, it recreates the Dreyfus affair, one of the most famous miscarriages of justice in history. The film rights have already been sold, and Roman Polanski, who also directed the film adaptation of "The Ghost", is due to direct.
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!' This book offers a recreation of a scandal that became the most famous miscarriage of justice in history.