"With A Delicate Truth, le Carre has, in a sense, come home. And
it's a splendid homecoming...Satisfying, subtle and compelling".
(The Times). A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is
being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its
purpose: to capture 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. Three years later, when the horrifying truth
behind Operation Wildlife is uncovered, Toby will be forced to
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? "A brilliant climax, with sinister
deaths, casual torture, wrecked lives and shameful compromises".
(Observer). "This is writing of such quality that - as Robert
Harris put it - it will be read in one hundred years". (Daily
Mail). "Perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of
the twentieth century in Britain". (Ian McEwan).