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A Delicate Truth (Paperback)
  • A Delicate Truth (Paperback)

A Delicate Truth (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 10/04/2014
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"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).

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241965184

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30th April 2013
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“Fine vintage Le Carre”

Once into the first two pages of Le Carre's latest tale and I felt I was home again with the style and steady build-up of pace I've admired down the years. The plot may appear demanding in parts - but... More

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29th May 2013
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“le Carre -the master”

Having finally finished this greatly anticipated novel by "the master" John le Carre, I am pleased to report I was not in any way disapponted! The first thing that struck me was the clever, ironic (even... More

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26th April 2013
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