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A Delicate Truth - John le Carré A Delicate Truth by John le Carré Radio 4: BABTmystery thrillerpub 2013spring 2013gibraltarBBC blurb: If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, how can they remain silent? Damian Lewis begins reading A Delicate Truth, the brand new novel from the master of his genre, John le Carré, a novel which tells the story of a good man who must choose between his conscience and his duty to the Service.An undercover counter-operation in the British colony of Gibraltar, a middle-ranking man from the Foreign Office serving as 'eyes on' and reporting to an ambitious Minister; the aim to capture a jihadist arms-buyer, the success, assured.But back in the UK a junior officer has his doubts and commits an unthinkable act. Three years on, he will find himself facing an impossible choice. In a journey that will take him from Cornwall to Wales via murky secrets in the depths of Whitehall, Toby Bell will try to find out the truth about the night on the Rock and bring it the attention and justice it deserves.John le Carré was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.Damian Lewis is a British actor best known for his role as Nicholas Brody in Homeland. His many credits include Band of Brothers, Life and The Forsyte Saga. The reader is Damian Lewis The abridger is Sally Marmion The producer is Di Speirs.1. A Rock and a Hard Place: the counter-operation swings in to action.2. Suspicions and Unease: The more Toby sees of his new minister, the less he understands.3. Breaking Every Rule: Damian Lewis continues John le Carre's gripping new novel about conscience, duty and good. Toby takes an irrevocable step.4. Hard Evidence: His worst suspicions confirmed, who can Toby trust now?5. A Ghost from the Past: Sir Christopher Probyn's idyllic retirement is about to be shattered.6. A Bitter Pill: Kit learns the truth about the night on the Rock.7. A Good Man Lost: Where on earth is Jeb?8. Necessary Precautions: As Toby puts together his case, he knows he is increasingly at risk.9. Falling on Deaf Ears: Kit and Toby find their efforts to expose the truth rebuffed.10. Truth Must Out: In the concluding thrilling episode, the truth must out - whatever the cost.