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A Delicate Truth

A Novel

A Delicate Truth by John le Carré
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From the acclaimed author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Our Kind of Traitor which is soon to be a motion picture starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis

The Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from Viking in September 2016


"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?


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Penguin Publishing Group; May 2013
432 pages; ISBN 9781101618028
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Title: A Delicate Truth
Author: John le Carré
 
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