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John Le Carre - A Delicate Truth (2nd Hand Hardback)

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SKU B001811
Synopsis

A Delicate Truth is a 2013 spy novel by John le Carré. Set in 2008 and 2011, the book features a British/American covert mission in Gibraltar and the subsequent consequences for two British civil servants.

Le Carré describes this as not only his most British novel but also his most autobiographical work in years.

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?

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Suspense & Thriller
  • Published : 2013 (Viking / Penguin - 1st Edition)
  • ISBN : 9780670922796
  • SKU : B001811
  • PPC : SP700gm
  • RRP : £18.99 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'A brilliant climax, with sinister deaths, casual torture, wrecked lives and shameful compromises' - The 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.

The Author

David John Moore Cornwell, better known by his pen name John le Carré, was a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950's and 1960's, he worked for both the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service.

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