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Damian Lewis reads from A Delicate Truth

The new novel will be Radio 4’s book at bedtime from 13 May, and will be read by Homeland’s Damian Lewis.

  • A Delicate Truth Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook, read by John le Carré.

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.

A Book at Bedtime is broadcast weekday evenings at 10.45-11.00pm.

Meanwhile, here’s an excerpt from the audiobook, read by John le Carré.