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A Delicate Truth

By John Le Carré, 1931-

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.



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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2013

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9780670014897


Format: Book
Author: Le Carré, John, 1931-
Summary: 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?
Title: A delicate truth / John le Carré.
Publisher Date: New York : Viking, 2013.
Subject: Terrorism -- Prevention -- Fiction War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Fiction Illegal arms transfers -- Fiction Special forces (Military science) -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Political corruption -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Undercover operations -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780670014897 (hardcover) 0670014893 (hardcover) 9780670922796
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System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 11
Call Number: F Le Carre
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Bib Id: 431113

Format: Book
Author: Le Carré, John, 1931-
Summary: 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?
Title: A delicate truth / John le Carré.
Publisher, Date: New York : Viking, 2013.
Description: 309 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Terrorism -- Prevention -- Fiction
Subjects: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Fiction
Subjects: Illegal arms transfers -- Fiction
Subjects: Special forces (Military science) -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Subjects: Political corruption -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Subjects: Undercover operations -- Fiction
Genre: Political fiction.
LCCN: 2013001536
ISBN: 9780670014897 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0670014893 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780670922796
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Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 11
Call Number: F Le Carre