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A Delicate Truth

John Le Carré.

By John Le Carré, 1931-

John le Carre's A Delicate Truth is a furiously paced story of moral dilemma, bold action and unexpected love. Gibraltar, 2008. A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's 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 Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely observed by Probyn'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? "When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le Carre ...they were a journey into the wider world...These were the journeys that made me feel that I was not really cut off from the rest of humankind". (Aung San Suu Kyi). "One of those writers who will be read a century from now". (Robert Harris). "If you want to know about the state of Britain today, forget the Booker shortlist. Just read John le Carre's latest thriller". (Evening Standard). John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People. His recent novels include The Constant Gardener, A Most Wanted Man and Our Kind of Traitor.

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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