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A Delicate Truth

A Delicate TruthFew novelists write as well as John le Carré, regardless of genre. He can nail a character in a telling phrase: Consider the ambitious pol in...A Delicate TruthMystery and ThrillerFew novelists write as well as John le Carré, regardless of genre. He can nail a character in a telling phrase: Consider the ambitious pol in...2013-05-03Viking Adult

A Delicate Truth by John le Carre

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A Delicate Truth

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Author: John leCarre; Publisher: Viking Adult

Few novelists write as well as John le Carré, regardless of genre. He can nail a character in a telling phrase: Consider the ambitious pol in Britain’s Foreign Office with ”quick, greedy eyes in a pugilist’s face.” It’s no shock to learn that this fellow launches a counterterrorist operation of highly dubious legality in Gibraltar — the surprises come in seeing how far his golden-boy chief aide will go to expose the conspiracy. Le Carré drops topical warnings about the outsourcing of military and intelligence matters to private contractors, but mostly A Delicate Truth is a ripping, fun yarn. A-

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