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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. John le Carré’s new novel, Agent Running in the Field, is coming October 2019.

"A novel that beckons us beyond any and all expectations."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

A counter-terrorist operation, code-named 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.

Three years later, 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 daughter, Emily, Toby must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, how can he keep silent?

Mysteries & Thrillers
May 7
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

12greg88 ,

Great new Le Carre

Love the British flair of spy novels that only Le Carré has truly mastered. Interesting ending that lets the reader decide. Ive read everyone of his books and hope there are more to come. Thank you Sir John!

SPBerko ,

A Delicate Truth

I have read many Le Carre books, and most were good to very good. This book, A Delicate Truth, is terrible. Poorly written and not even a believable story line. It is one of the worse books that I have read in years, and I read, on average, 25 books per year. Le Carre should be ashamed of himself for even putting his name on the cover. I would like to demand my money back, as this book is not worth 5 cents.

zg22# ,

No conclusion and nothing happens

Quick read but author talks himself in circles and leaves the barely there plot with no conclusion. Highly disappointing

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