A Delicate Truth

    • 4.0 • 186 Ratings
    • £4.99
    • £4.99

Publisher Description

'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 Times

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. 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 . . . John le Carré was never a spy-turned-writer, he was a writer who found his canvas in espionage' Daily Mail

'A brilliant climax, with sinister deaths, casual torture, wrecked lives and shameful compromises' Observer

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2013
25 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
4.1
MB

Customer Reviews

2ghosts ,

A Delicate Truth

Very Carre, unputdownable!

MarcusMeanus ,

Enthralled from the get go

John Le Carre is the master of narrative. First read A Delicate Truth in 2016 and reading it again in 2021 has been just as enthralling. The machinations of government cover ups laid bare for all to see. Probably more pertinent today than ever!

dosydo ,

A roller coaster

Slow haul up the long slope of the story then a screaming down the other side at the end. A great read about the outsourcing of the state for private profit. Reflects the trend throughout the public sector.

More Books by John le Carré

2011
2013
2011
2017
2010
2019

Customers Also Bought

2014
2016
2012
2018
2020
2011