A Delicate Truth

A Delicate Truth

  • Author, John le Carre
  • ISBN No. 0241966418
  • No of Pages: 396
  • Language: English
Description:

A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britainís most precious colony, Gibraltar. 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. Kit Probyn, Foreign Office veteran with a safe pair of hands and no previous experience of the dark arts, is to be the Ministerís eyes and ears on the ground. His ďred telephoneĒ.

So delicate is the operation that even the Ministerís personal private secretary, Toby Bell, has been kept out of the loop. Suspecting a disastrous conspiracy, Toby attempts to forestall it, but is promptly posted overseas.

Three years on, summoned by Sir Christopher Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely watched by Probynís daughter Emily, Toby must choose between his conscience and his duty to the 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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