In his new novel, Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Adultery, brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic women: Mata Hari. _x000D_
HER ONLY CRIME WAS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN_x000D_
When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city._x000D_
As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men._x000D_
But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari,s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917, she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees, and accused of espionage._x000D_
Told in Mata Hari’s voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and who paid the ultimate price.