A Delicate Truth

A Delicate Truth
A Book

by John Le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780143125310
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Three years after the launch of an operation organized to capture a jihadist arms buyer, a disgraced Special Forces soldier delivers a message that raises questions about the operation's success and a possible cover-up.

A Delicate Truth

A Delicate Truth
A Novel

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-05-07
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1101618027
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. "A novel that beckons us beyond any and all expectations."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post A counter-terrorist operation, code-named 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. Three years later, 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 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?

A Delicate Truth

A Delicate Truth
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2013-04-25
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0241965179
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'With A Delicate Truth, le Carré has in a sense come home. And it's a splendid homecoming . . . the novel is the most satisfying, subtle and compelling of his recent oeuvre' The Times A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's Private Secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it. Suspecting a disastrous conspiracy, Toby attempts to forestall it, but is promptly posted overseas. Three years on, summoned by Sir Christopher Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely watched by Probyn's daughter Emily, Toby must 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? __________________ 'No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times, from the Second World War to the 'War on Terror'' Guardian 'The master of the modern spy novel returns . . . John le Carré was never a spy-turned-writer, he was a writer who found his canvas in espionage' Daily Mail 'A brilliant climax, with sinister deaths, casual torture, wrecked lives and shameful compromises' Observer

A Delicate Truth

A Delicate Truth
A Book

by Zoe McKnight

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012-01-15
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780985096731
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Delicate Truth

A Delicate Truth
A Book

by John Le Carré

  • Publisher : Viking
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9780241966419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A code name Wildlife is being mounted on the British crown colony.to capture and abduct a high value jihadist arms buyer.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2009-07-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0143182943
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On its publication in 1964, John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold forever changed the landscape of spy fiction. Le Carré combined the inside knowledge of his years in British intelligence with the skills of the best novelists to produce a story as taut as it is twisting, unlike any previously experienced, which transports anyone who reads it back to the shadowy years in the early 1960s, when the Berlin Wall went up and the Cold War came to life. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold was hailed as a classic as soon as it was published, and it remains one today.

Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead
A Book

by John Le Carré

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013-08-27
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780143189886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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George Smiley is no one's idea of a spy--which is perhaps why he's such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that the affable Samuel Fennan had nothing to hide. Why, then, did the man from the Foreign Office shoot himself in the head only hours later? Or did he? The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy, "Call for the Dead" is an essential introduction to le CarrE's chillingly amoral universe. amoral universe.

The First Three Novels

The First Three Novels
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
  • Release : 2014-11-25
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781632861962
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John le Carré has been called "simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster" (Newsweek) and "one of the half-dozen best novelists now working in English" (Chicago Sun-Times). Now, three of his greatest and most genre-defining novels—Call for the Dead, A Murder of Quality, and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold—are combined in this spectacular omnibus edition. Including the book that Graham Greene called "the best spy story I have ever read," this collection of some of John le Carré's best-loved novels is a master class in the art of spy and espionage fiction.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
A Book

by John Le Carre

  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release : 2011-06
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN : 9780143119784
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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British agent George Smiley ferrets out a mole in the Secret Service and begins his epic game of international chess with his Soviet counterpart, an agent named Karla. By the best-selling author of The Honourable Schoolboy. Reissue.

The Russia House

The Russia House
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2008-06-03
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0143183060
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Moscow, highly classified military documents have been leaked. If they make it into the wrong hands, the consequences could be cataclysmic. Barley Blair, a bewildered, drink-marinated English publisher, becomes the unlikely recipient of the smuggled documents. Blair is hardly to the taste of the spymasters, yet he has to be used. John le Carré catches history in the act and gives us a magnificent thriller, a love story, an ethical puzzle, and a chilling portrayal of the Cold War. As the Iron Curtain begins to rust and crumble, Blair is left to sound a battle cry that may fall on deaf ears.

Our Game

Our Game
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2009-07-07
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 014318301X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the Cold War fought and won, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England and a new life with his alluring young mistress Emma. But when both Emma and Cranmer's star double agent and lifelong rival, Larry Pettifer, disappear, Cranmer is suddenly on the run, searching for his brilliant protégé, desperately eluding his former colleagues, in a frantic journey across Europe and into the lawless, battered landscapes of Moscow and southern Russia, to save whatever of his life he has left...

A Perfect Spy

A Perfect Spy
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2008-09-30
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0143182994
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The premier spy novelist of our time now gives us his largest and most engaging work. It is a novel that plumbs the essential nature of espionage itself as it interweaves the story of a secret international manhunt with the unfolding of a secret life—the life of a man of spectacular gifts, nursed on deceit, schooled in betrayal, incapable of love: a perfect spy. The man is Magnus Pym, a senior partner in "the Firm" of British intelligence; a man whose boundless charm, energy, and wit so dazzle that no two people have ever perceived him in the same way; a man unknown, really, and perhaps unknowable, even to those closest to him. Especially now. For Magnus Pym has disappeared. His superiors, his colleagues, his friends are baffled. Even his wife (the perfect wife of a perfect spy) is shaken. And while we follow their frenzied attempts to discover Pym's whereabouts—a search that soon galvanizes the espionage communities of both East and West as it continually opens into new labyrinths of mystery, as it unearths a clandestine chain of operations in Washington, Vienna, Prague London, Berlin—we are drawn simultaneously into a drama even more powerful: the prelude to Pym's disappearance, the story of his education as a spy. It begins with a boyhood lived on an emotional seesaw, marked alternately by extravagance and deprivation, dominated by a man both adored and adoring who educated Pym from birth in the ways of his as yet unchosen profession. The man: Pym's father, a builder of (invariably toppling) empires, a con artist on a grand scale, a charmer who inspires complete loyalty, then wantonly exploits it. And we watch as Pym learns from him to deceive reflexively, learns to master the linked arts of guile and seeming guileless, acquires a moral code that equates love with betrayal...a code that the seventeen-year-old draws upon when, as a pawn in one of his father's schemes, he finds himself cut off, alone in Switzerland ("the spiritual home of all natural spies"), where he first encounters the men who are to become his lifelong mentors, two men whose conflicting ideals and allegiances only Pym—in his perverse, omnivorous loyalty—could believe compatible. It is these two men—each in his won way tormented, betrayed, imperiled by Pym's disappearance—who are now orchestrating the pursuit, racing each other and time itself, searching the haunts of Pym's present and past life, stalking his wife, his friends, his lovers, his young son; desperate for clues. Until, as the complex strands of the story converge and the novel is propelled toward its terrifying resolution, the ultimate truth about Pym is revealed. A Perfect Spy is a magnificent novel whose most remarkable achievement is to immerse us at once in two parallel dramas—each totally gripping, the two together producing a force field in which suspense breeds suspense. It is a work that surpasses—in its mesmerizing hold on the reader, its richness of story and character, and its moral resonance—any novel we have yet had from John le Carré.

Absolute Friends

Absolute Friends
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2006-08-22
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0143183001
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An absolutely triumphant bestseller Absolute Friends has been hailed everywhere as the masterpiece toward which John le Carré has been building since the fall of Communism. This thrilling tale of loyalty, betrayal, and international espionage spans the lives of two friends from the riot-torn West Berlin of the 1960s to the grimy looking-glass of Cold War Europe to the present day of terrorism and uncertain new alliances alliances that aren’t always what they seem to be.

The Secret Pilgrim

The Secret Pilgrim
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2008-09-30
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0143183079
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nothing is as it was. Old enemies embrace. The dark staging grounds of the Cold War—whose shadows barely obscured the endless games of espionage—are flooded with light; the rules are rewritten, the stakes changes, the future unfathomable. John le Carré has seized this momentous turning point in history to give us the most disturbing experience we have yet had of the frail and brutal world of spydom. The man called Ned speaks to us. All his adult life he has been in British Intelligence—the Circus—a loyal, shrewd, wily officer of the Cold War. Now, approaching the end of his career, he revisits his own past—an intricate weave of suspicion, danger, boredom and exhilaration that is the essence of espionage and of his own sentimental education. He invites us on a tour of his three decades in the Circus, burrowing deep into the twilight the Circus, burrowing deep into the twilight world where he ran spies—"joes"—from Poland, Estonia, Hungary, men and women to whom he gave his most profound love and hate. Along the way we meet a host of splendid new characters and reacquaint ourselves with the legendary old knights of the Circus and the notorious traitor, Bill Haydon. Telling the story of his own life's secret pilgrimage, Ned illuminates the brave past and the even braver present of George Smiley—reluctant keeper of the flame—who combines within himself the ideal and the reality of the Circus. Smiley, Ned's mentor and hero, now gives back to him the "dangerous edge" of memory which empowers him to frame the questions that have haunted him—and the world—for thirty years, and that haunt us still. The Secret Pilgrim holds us galvanized by its storytelling genius, by its perceptions of the moral conundrums at the heart of our society, and by its singular grasp of the myths and fantasies underlying the conflicts of nations. It is John le Carré's most magnificent novel.

Sunshine and Moonbeam

Sunshine and Moonbeam
A Book

by Ricciardi / Nugent

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1312543736
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Naive and Sentimental Lover

The Naive and Sentimental Lover
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2010-07-27
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 0143182951
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aldo Cassidy is the naive and sentimental lover. A successful, judicious man, he is wrenched away from the ordered certainties of his life by a sudden encounter with Shamus, a wild, carousing artist and Helen, his nakedly alluring wife. Cassidy, plunged into a whirlpool of recklessness and spontaneity, becomes a man bewildered and agonised as he is torn between two poles of a nature more complex than he had ever imagined.

A Murder of Quality

A Murder of Quality
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2013-10-22
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0143191195
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John le Carré’s second novel, A Murder of Quality, offers an exquisite, satirical look at an elite private school as it chronicles the early development of George Smiley. Miss Ailsa Brimley is in a quandary. She’s received a peculiar letter from Mrs. Stella Rode saying that she fears her husband—an assistant master at Carne School—is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley. Unfortunately, it’s too late—Mrs. Rode has just been murdered. As Smiley takes up the investigation, he realizes that in life—as in espionage—nothing is quite what it appears.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2006-08-22
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 014318637X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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George Smiley’s deadly game Smiley and his people are facing a remarkable challenge: a mole—a Soviet double agent—who has burrowed his way in and up to the highest level of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of their vital operations and their best networks. The mole is one of their own kind. But who is it?

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2010-07-27
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0143183036
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Love. At any cost. Tessa Quayle-young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin-is gruesomely murdered in northern Kenya. When Justin sets out on a personal odyssey to uncover the mystery of her death, what he finds could make him not only a suspect but also a target for Tessa's killers. A master chronicler of the betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, John le Carré portrays the dark side of unbridled capitalism as only he can. In The Constant Gardener he tells a compelling, complex story of a man elevated through tragedy as Justin Quayle-amateur gardener, aging widower, and ineffectual bureaucrat-discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.

A Small Town in Germany

A Small Town in Germany
A Book

by John le Carré

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2009-07-07
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 014318296X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim. A man is missing. Harting, refugee background, a Junior Something in the British Embassy in Bonn. Gone with him are forty-three files, all of them Confidential or above. It is vital that the Germans do not learn that Harting is missing, nor that there's been a leak. With radical students and neo-Nazis rioting and critical negotiations under way in Brussels, the timing could not be worse -- and that's probably not an accident. Alan Turner, London's security officer, is sent to Bonn to find the missing man and files as Germany's past, present, and future threaten to collide in a nightmare of violence.