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A Delicate Truth - John le Carré
A Delicate Truth
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A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct 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... show more
A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct 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.Suspecting a disastrous conspiracy, Toby attempts to forestall it, but is promptly posted overseas. Three years on, summoned by Sir Christopher Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely watched by Probyn's daughter Emily, Toby must 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?'No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times, from the second world war to the 'war on terror'' Guardian'The master of the modern spy novel returns . . . this is writing of such quality that - as Robert Harris put it - it will be read in one hundred years. John le Carré was never a spy-turned-writer, he was a writer who found his canvas in espionage, as Dickens did in other worlds. The two men deserve comparison' Daily Mail 'A brilliant climax, with sinister deaths, casual torture, wrecked lives and shameful compromises' Observer'With A Delicate Truth, le Carré has in a sense come home. And it's a splendid homecoming . . . the novel is the most satisfying, subtle and compelling of his recent oeuvre' The TimesJohn le Carré 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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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00AWJYJVA
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 321
Edition language: English
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Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it
1.0 A Delicate Truth
Ah. I think I chose the wrong book. I read Daniel Silva, Donna Leon, David Baldacci...ABA thriller/suspense writers all. So I decided there was a gap in my education and picked up this John le Carre (sorry for the lack of accent) book.Because I am well aware of the great regard in which he is held, ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
4.0 "A Delicate Truth" by John Le Carré
I came late to John Le Carré, falling in love with his prose storytelling style upon my first encounter with them when, last year, I read his remarkable novel"A Legacy of Spies". Naturally, I had to have at least one Le Carré in my Summer of Spies reading challenge this year, I picked "A Delicate ...
The Archaeology of Writing
The Archaeology of Writing rated it
1.0 Delicate Truth
Ah. I think I chose the wrong book. I read Daniel Silva, Donna Leon, David Baldacci...ABA thriller/suspense writers all. So I decided there was a gap in my education and picked up this John le Carre (sorry for the lack of accent) book.Because I am well aware of the great regard in which he is held, ...
carey
carey rated it
This got a bit better as he started getting into the story. But as far as conspiracy theories goes, this just didn't ring true. Very disappointing. Three stars out of loyalty...
Brick
Brick rated it
First rate effort from the master, capturing the zeitgeist of the present time, even the response in the United States to the current surveillance disclosures, where the Pew Research polls show the public does not care about the disappearance of the 4th Amendment rights we were taught as children. ...
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