A Delicate Truth opens
in 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 to the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, how can
he keep silent?
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