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Robert Harris

Biography

Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of FATHERLAND, ENIGMA, ARCHANGEL, POMPEII, IMPERIUM, THE GHOST WRITER, CONSPIRATA, THE FEAR INDEX, AN OFFICER AND A SPY, DICTATOR, CONCLAVE, MUNICH, THE SECOND SLEEP and V2. Several of his books have been adapted to film, most recently The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into 37 languages. He lives in the village of Kintbury, England, with his wife, Gill Hornby.

Robert Harris

Books by Robert Harris

by Robert Harris - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

It's November 1944. Willi Graf, a German rocket engineer, is launching Nazi Germany's V2 rockets at London from Occupied Holland. Kay Connolly, once an actress, now a young English Intelligence officer, ships out for Belgium to locate the launch sites and neutralize the threat. But when rumors of a defector circulate through the German ranks, Graf becomes a suspect. Unknown to each other, Graf and Connolly find themselves on opposite sides in the hunt for the saboteur. Their twin stories play out against the background of the German missile campaign, one of the most epic and modern but least explored episodes of the Second World War. Their destinies are on a collision course.

by Robert Harris - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts --- coins, fragments of glass, human bones --- which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? Fairfax becomes determined to discover the truth. Over the course of the next six days, everything he believes --- about himself, his faith and the history of his world --- will be tested to destruction.

by Robert Harris - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Rikard von Holz is on the staff of the German Foreign Office --- and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Hugh flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Rikard travels on Hitler's train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course.

by Robert Harris - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on Earth.

by Robert Harris - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

At the age of 48, Cicero is in exile, his great power sacrificed on the altar of his principles. By promising to support his political enemy, Caesar, he is granted return to Rome. There, he fights his way back to prominence. DICTATOR encompasses some of the most epic events in ancient history --- the dissolution of the Roman Republic, the murder of Pompey, the assassination of Julius Caesar. But the central problem it presents is a timeless one: how to keep political freedom unsullied by personal ambition. 

by Robert Harris - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason and stripped of his rank in front of a crowd of 20,000. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that “proved” Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. However, it isn’t long before Picquart is compelled to question not only the case against Dreyfus but also his most deeply held beliefs about his country --- and himself.