Book Review: A Delicate Truth

CarreThe Booklover’s Rating:  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

With all of the scandals in Washington right now, what better book to read than John le Carré’s new novel, A Delicate Truth.  While NPR didn’t give this book a great review, I found it very enjoyable and would definitely recommend it.  NPR and I do agree on one point, the opening of the book is confusing, but definitely stick with it.

The book opens as “Paul,” a British civil servant is asked to take part in a counter-terrorist operation, codenamed Operation Wildlife.  The objective of the operation is to capture a high-value jihadist arms buyer.   Obviously all does not go well.

Three years later, a foreign minister’s private secretary unwittingly becomes aware of Operation Wildlife and then ensues a fascinating picture of the great lengths politicians and others will go too to make sure that the status quo is protected.  As I said before, a perfect read for a scandal ridden summer.

Book Details: Published by Viking Adult (May 7, 2013), 320 pages, ISBN: 0670014893.

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