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A delicate truth

Autore: John Le Carré
Editore: London, England ; New York, New York, USA : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2013.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Spy stories
Political fiction
Suspense fiction
Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Persona incaricata: Englisch
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: John Le Carré
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Numero OCLC: 818953744
Descrizione: 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 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 for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, how can he keep silent?
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