A Delicate Truth (Paperback)

John Le Carré

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Language: English . Brand New Book. With A Delicate Truth, le Carre has, in a sense, come home. And it s a splendid homecoming .Satisfying, subtle and compelling The Times A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain s most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister s Private Secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it. Three years later, when the horrifying truth behind Operation Wildlife is uncovered, Toby will be forced to choose between his conscience and his duty to the Service. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, how can he keep silent? A brilliant climax, with sinister deaths, casual torture, wrecked lives and shameful compromises Observer This is writing of such quality that - as Robert Harris put it - it will be read in one hundred years Daily Mail Perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the twentieth century in Britain Ian McEwan. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A counter-terrorist operation, codenamed "Wildlife," is being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, a private defense contractor who is also his bosom friend, and a shady American CIA operative of the evangelical far-right. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's personal private secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it.
Three years later, a disgraced Special Forces Soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was "Operation Wildlife" the success it was cracked up to be--or a human tragedy that was ruthlessly covered up? Summoned by Sir Christopher ("Kit") Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely observed by Kit's daughter, Emily, Toby must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, how can he keep silent?

About the Author: "New York Times"-bestselling author John le Carre ("A Delicate Truth "and "Spy Who Came in from the Cold")" "was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

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