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  - dham340 - LibraryThing

Always a struggle to get through Le carre. No different here. Really proves the fact that the British and Americans are two people separated by a common language. As for the plot. Pretty good. Ends badly. Read full review

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User Review  - muddyboy - LibraryThing

A book that takes a tremendous amount of patience and a small amount of expectation to read. Essentially, the entire book revolves around an undercover operation in which an innocent woman and her ... Read full review

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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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