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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409021346
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

The Ghost

A tie-in edition of the best-selling book, to coincide with the release of the blockbuster film directed by Roman Polanski

'The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away. I can see that now...'

The narrator of Robert Harris's gripping new novel is a professional ghostwriter - cynical, mercenary, and with a nice line in deadpan humour. Accustomed to working with fading rock stars and minor celebrities, he jumps at the chance to ghost the memoirs of Britain's former prime minister, especially as it means flying to the American resort of Martha's Vineyard in the middle of winter and finishing the book in the seclusion of a luxurious house.

But it doesn't take him long to realise he has made a terrible mistake. His predecessor on the project died in circumstances that were distinctly suspicious, and the ex-prime minister turns out to be a man with secrets in his past that are returning to haunt him - secrets with the power to kill.

The Times has called Robert Harris 'the leading current exponent of the intelligent literary thriller'. The Ghost is his most compelling novel yet.

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409021346
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of thirteen 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, Munich and The Second Sleep. Several of his books have been filmed, including The Ghost, which was directed by Roman Polanski. His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby. His next book, V2, is coming out in autumn 2020.

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Praise for The Ghost

A master of the intelligent thriller...The Ghost is Harris back on sparkling form

The Times

Truly thrilling

Sunday Times

Robert Harris's latest thriller is more than a fun read: it is a super-duper, double fun bag-sized read thanks to his masterful plotting

Daily Telegraph

Harris has written a remarkable thriller... He knows how to tell a story

Sunday Telegraph

The Ghost is arguably the finest novel yet to have emerged from the so-called Age of Terror... This is an important book about the major issues of our time

Mail on Sunday

Absorbing... Compelling reading


A masterpiece of observation, interpretation and analysis

Independent on Sunday

Robert Harris's bullet-paced thriller... [It's] impossible to put this book down

Literary Review

An elegant and highly readable thriller

Douglas Hurd, Spectator

A cracking good yarn... His writing is taut with wit and cleverness

Financial Times

Harris's feel for political manoeuvring is buttressed by a strong sense of place and good fast pacing which the craftsman sustains to the final page

Times Literary Supplement

Intelligent, perceptive and enormous fun


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