A Delicate Truth by John le Carré audiobook

A Delicate Truth: A Novel

By John le Carré
Read by John le Carré

Penguin Audio 9780670014897
10.52 Hours Unabridged
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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. John le Carré’s new novel, Agent Running in the Field, is coming October 2019. "A novel that beckons us beyond any and all expectations."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post A counter-terrorist operation, code-named 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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Summary

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A New York Times Editor’s Choice in May 2013

A USA Today bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, June 2013

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, May 2013

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. John le Carré’s new novel, Agent Running in the Field, is coming October 2019. "A novel that beckons us beyond any and all expectations."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post A counter-terrorist operation, code-named 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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Le Carré further establishes himself as a master of a new, shockingly realistic kind of noir.” Booklist (starred review)
Le Carré further establishes himself as a master of a new, shockingly realistic kind of noir. Booklist (Starred)
This is a guaranteed hair-raising cerebral fright, especially for anyone who enjoyed Robert Harris’s The Ghost or who just knows his or her email account has been hacked. Library Journal (Starred)
Le Carré focuses on the moral rot and creeping terror barely concealed by the affable old-boy blather that marks the pillars of the intelligence community. Kirkus Reviews (Starred)
Writing of such quality that…it will be read in one hundred years….[Le Carré] found his canvas in espionage, as Dickens did in other worlds. The two men deserve comparison. Daily Mail  (UK)
A great story in sterling prose. Publishers Weekly
Remarkable….[A Delicate Truth] displays the mastery of the early and the passion of late Le Carré. Robert McCrum, The Observer  (UK)
“Le Carré focuses on the moral rot and creeping terror barely concealed by the affable old-boy blather that marks the pillars of the intelligence community.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
At the moment a new generation is stumbling upon his work, le Carré is still writing at something close to the top of his game…. [A Delicate Truth] is an elegant yet embittered indictment of extraordinary rendition, American right-wing evangelical excess and the corporatization of warfare. It has a gently flickering love story and jangling ending. And le Carré has not lost his ability to sketch, in a line or two, an entire character....At his best, he's among the finest writers alive. Dwight Garner, The New York Times Magazine
A career’s worth of literary skill and international analysis…..No other writer has chartered…the public and secret history of his times. The Guardian (UK)
“A great story in sterling prose.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: John le Carré

Author Bio: John le Carré

John le Carré, the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell, is an English author of espionage novels. After attending the universities at Berne and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation as one of the greatest spy novelists in history. In 2011 his novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was made into a feature film starring Gary Oldman. Le Carré has more than twenty titles to his name and lives in Cornwall, Great Britain.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English