"Clever and ingenious... Its breeding is by Orwell, out of P. D. James, a detective story inside a future shock" * Daily Mail * "A writer who handles suspense like a literary Alfred Hitchcock" -- NELSON MANDELA "Robert Harris has recreated the whole structure of a totally corrupt society in a way that makes the flesh creep" -- JOHN MORTIMER "Powerful and chilling... convincing in every detail" -- MARTHA GELLHORN "Gripping in the way John Buchan, Len Deighton and John LeCarre are. The writing is superb" -- WOODROW WYATT "The highest form of thriller... non-stop excitement" * The Times * "Tightly constructed... grips as tightly as a Nazi's glove" * Independent on Sunday * "A fantastic thriller... The final solution is an utter surprise. Harris reaches it with speed, conveying a whole culture of grotesquery and kitsch" * Mail on Sunday * "Ingenious... fast-paced and beautifully written" * Esquire *
Robert Harris is the author of twelve bestselling novels- the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave and most recently, Munich. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.