A Delicate Truth

Hardcover | May 7, 2013

byJohn Le Carré

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2008: A covert counterterror operation code-named Wildlife is to be mounted on the Rock of Gibraltar. This one is right off the books; the target code-named PUNTER. The Brits on land, the American mercenaries by sea. Kit Probyn, an upright Foreign Office veteran with a safe pair of hands and no previous experience of the dark arts, will be the minister’s eyes and ears on the ground. His “red telephone.” Toby Bell, a rising Foreign Office star and the minister’s personal private secretary, has been kept out of the loop. Why? There are whispers of private armies, bounty, dicey intelligence, corporate wars.

2011: A disgraced Special Forces soldier who took part in Wildlife delivers a message from the dead. The worlds of Toby Bell and Kit Probyn collide. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, at what point do these two good men become guilty bystanders?

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2008: A covert counterterror operation code-named Wildlife is to be mounted on the Rock of Gibraltar. This one is right off the books; the target code-named PUNTER. The Brits on land, the American mercenaries by sea. Kit Probyn, an upright Foreign Office veteran with a safe pair of hands and no previous experience of the dark arts, will be the minister’s eyes and ears on the ground. His “red telep...

John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; and Smiley’s People. His recent novels include The Constant Gardener, Absolute Friends, The Mission Song, A Most Wanted Man, and Our Kind of Traitor. A Delicate Truth is his twenty-third no...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0670067164

ISBN - 13:9780670067169

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A timely novel A brilliant book. The timeline shifts around but in an organic way. The book has to be one of Le Carre's best in years. The story deals with an undercover operation gone wrong and the ensuing cover-up. The characters are well drawn and the moral point of view clear. It is a timely novel on the subject of hidden government operations and the lies the public are told.
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from confussion Not my usual type of book but it was a free reads book, and they ask if you can write a review of it so that the giveaways can continue. That being said I found it to be a very confusing book as you had to really follow along closly so that you wouldn't miss anything and so I found that it isn't a book or authour I would read again unless I get it as a free read flag
Date published: 2013-07-31

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