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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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9781410458261


Format: Large Print
Author: Le Carré, John, 1931-
Summary: Gibraltar, 2008. A counter-terrorist operation codenamed Wildlife is mounted on the British crown colony to abduct a high-value jihadist arms buyer. So delicate is the operation that even the Foreign Office Minister's secretary 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?
Title: A delicate truth / John Le Carré.
Publisher Date: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 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 Large type books
Isbn: 9781410458261 (hardcover) 1410458261 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: LPF Le Carre
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Bib Id: 431468

Format: Large Print
Author: Le Carré, John, 1931-
Summary: Gibraltar, 2008. A counter-terrorist operation codenamed Wildlife is mounted on the British crown colony to abduct a high-value jihadist arms buyer. So delicate is the operation that even the Foreign Office Minister's secretary 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?
Title: A delicate truth / John Le Carré.
Edition: Large Print edition.
Publisher, Date: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2013.
Description: 483 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic series
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
Subjects: Large type books
Genre: Political fiction.
LCCN: 2013009938
ISBN: 9781410458261 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1410458261 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: LPF Le Carre