A Delicate Truth: A Novel (Unabridged)
by John le Carré
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A Delicate Truth opens in 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 to the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, how can he keep silent?
the writer as reader
please, oh, PLEASE bring back the le Carre-as-reader versions of his books!! as this offering proves, he is an absolutely FABULOUS reader. i own all the audiobooks of his works, with HIM reading them, and they are peerless. bring back the originals, PLEASE!
Writer as reader
Can't imagine this story being read by anyone else. What a delight to this writer beautifully read his own work.