Ships from/sold by Buy.com
See All Buying Options
advertisement

A Delicate Truth (Hardcover)

Author:  John Le Carre
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
37%
OFF
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
A Delicate Truth Le Carre, John 1 of 1
$28.95
(Save 37%)
$18.21 + $3.35 SHIPPING
EARN 19 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Hardcover
CONDITION:  Brand New
IN STOCK: Usually Ships within 24 hours
2 New
from
$18.21
See all sellers
45 day return policy
Share
promo
 
Description
More Buying Options
 

Learn more about A Delicate Truth:

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0670014893
ISBN-13: 9780670014897
Sku: 245575045
Publish Date: 5/7/2013
Pages:  432
Age Range:  22 to UP
See more in Espionage
 
International star le Carr delivers another sure-fire crowd pleaser. A counter-terrorist operation, code-named Wildlife, is being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar.
From the Publisher:
?One of our great writers of moral ambiguity, a tireless explorer of that darkly contradictory no-man?s land.? ?Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times|
Nearly five decades ago, John le Carré became an international sensation with the publication of his third novel, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold. His last novel, Our Kind of Traitor, won unanimous critical acclaim and hit the New York Times bestseller list just as the Oscar-nominated film version of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy introduced a new generation to his chillingly amoral universe.|
A Delicate Truth opens in 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?|

Author Bio
John Le Carre
Born David Cornwell in Poole, Dorset, John Le Carr? attended Berne University in Switzerland and Lincoln College, Oxford, graduating in 1956 with a B.A. in modern languages. After tutoring at Eton for two years, he went to work for the British Foreign Service in Bonn and Hamburg from 1959 to 1964. Le Carr? is best known for his brooding international spy, the ironically named George Smiley. In fact, Smiley is a dark, disturbed agent mired in the lonely, cutthroat world of espionage where the line between good and evil is often blurred, and sometimes erased. Le Carr? pulls no punches in depicting the stark, inhuman nature of international intrigue. He first gained fame for the classic thriller THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (1963), which featured Smiley in a small, supporting role. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, many people predicted that Le Carr?'s career would die with the Cold War. But Le Carr? proved them wrong, finding newly relevant topics in the post-Cold-War world.

Praise

"As ever, le Carré's prose is fluid, carrying the reader toward an inevitable yet nail-biting climax....This is John le Carré's 23rd novel, and neither prolificacy nor age (he's 81) has diminished his legendary and sometimes startling gift for mimicry. More than the inventory of closely observed outfits, chronicles of public schools and slumped, bookish frames, it's the voices that give the characters in A DELICATE TRUTH their most immediate claim to three-­dimensionality." - Olen Steinhauer 05/05/2013

Product Attributes

Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0432
Product attributePublisher:   Viking Books
Advertisement Bottom