A delicate truth
John Le Carre’s “ A delicate Truth” is a return to the world of the foreign office, civil servants cum spies, dubious operations that go fatally wrong and a few lone men of conscience who try to disclose the truth. This is the kind of story Le Carre is master of and made his reputation with. It is gripping, up-to-the-minute and unlikely to disappoint his many fans. I could have wished for a less uncertain ending but others may feel differently.
The author once worked for MI5 and MI6, and first achieved fame with his book ‘The spy who came in from the cold’.