A Delicate Truth opens in 2008. 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.
Cornwall, UK, 2011. 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 beautiful daughter, Emily, Toby must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service. If the only thing necessary to the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, how can he keep silent?
"A great story in sterling prose." - Publishers Weekly
"Starred Review. Le Carré further establishes himself as a master of a new, shockingly realistic kind of noir." - Booklist
"Le Carré's scenarios are up-to-date as his understanding of political intrigue is timeless." - Library Journal
"Starred Review. Le Carré focuses on the moral rot and creeping terror barely concealed by the affable old-boy blather that marks the pillars of the intelligence community." - Kirkus
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John Le Carré is the pen name of David Cornwell. Cornwell was born in Poole,
Dorset (in the South-West of England) in 1931. His father, Ronnie, made
and lost his fortune a number of times due to elaborate confidence tricks and
schemes which landed him in prison on at least one occasion. This, according to
Cornwell, was one of the factors that led to his fascination with secrets.
His father was also the inspiration for the lead character in 'The
Honourable Schoolboy' (1977).
Cornwell's mother left home when he was five or six years old - he did not see her again until he was 21.
He attended Sherborne School - a British boarding school, but was unhappy and dropped out at the age of 16. For a little under a year (in 1948-1949) he studied German at the ...
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