"Beautifully written and gripping." (Sunday Mirror). When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city. A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences, as a confidante and courtesan she bewitched the era´s richest and most powerful men. 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. Told in Mata Hari´s voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to break the conventions of her time, and paid the price.