A Delicate Truth 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… A Delicate Truth 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… 2013-05-07 Mystery and Thriller Viking Adult
Book Review

A Delicate Truth (2013)

A Delicate Truth by John le Carre

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: May 07, 2013; Writer: John leCarre; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; 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-

Originally posted May 01, 2013 Published in issue #1258 May 10, 2013 Order article reprints
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