A Delicate Truth

A Delicate Truth

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2008. A counter-terrorist operation, codenamed 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. Cornwall, UK, 2011. 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 beautiful 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?
Publisher: London, England ; New York, New York, USA : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780241966419
0241966418
9780241965177
0241965179
9780670922796
067092279X
9780670014897
0670014893
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 24 cm

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Feb 24, 2014

This was my 1st leCarre book in a couple of decades. I had forgotten what a splendid writer he is as I quickly found I couldn't put the book down. He's the master of the British bureaucrats and how hard it is to crack the code, and do the right thing. I'm going back and reread his earlier works.

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