A Delicate Truth

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Viking, 2013 - Fiction - 309 pages
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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?

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User Review  - Ernie - Goodreads

When I was young, I was a literary snob and did not read le Carre. Now I am older and a little bit wiser and appreciate his memorable characters and the passion in his writing. I have started at both ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arun Divakar - Goodreads

What makes corporates similar to cockroaches ? I think it's that slow entrance and the gradual overpowering of the original host environment. A sort of metamorphosis that leaves the host ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

New York Times bestselling author John le Carré (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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