Up Country (Paul Brenner Series #2)
  • Up Country (Paul Brenner Series #2)
  • Up Country (Paul Brenner Series #2)

Up Country (Paul Brenner Series #2)

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by Nelson DeMille
     
 

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The last thing Paul Brenner wanted to do was to return to work for the Army's Criminal Investigative Division, an organization that thanked him for his many years of dedicated service by forcing him into early retirement.See more details below

Overview

The last thing Paul Brenner wanted to do was to return to work for the Army's Criminal Investigative Division, an organization that thanked him for his many years of dedicated service by forcing him into early retirement.

Editorial Reviews

Lisa Scottoline
DeMille is one of the best writers in the whole damn country...an absorbing investigation of a...murder...a profound exploration of...war, justice, and...the human heart.
Linda Fairstein
Finely drawn characters, wickedly crisp dialogue, and brilliant twists ...Nelson DeMille [is] the master storyteller of our times.
People
Catch this one on the page before it hits the screens. The movies will be hard pressed to do justice to DeMille...
Entertainment Weekly
The case turns out to be a humdinger...offers illuminating commentary on how the country has changed...
Library Journal
Paul Brenner, a retired army detective (previously featured in DeMille's The General's Daughter), is asked to return to Vietnam to look into a 30-year-old murder of a U.S. soldier at the hands of another. There seems to be an eyewitness, a North Vietnamese soldier, who is probably dead but who will certainly be nearly impossible to trace in a hostile, Third World police state. Oh, yes, the Tet holiday is going on, so the country is basically closed down. Also, Brenner suspects the witness he is to locate is scheduled for assassination rather than deposition and wonders why. He also wonders why Susan Weber, who contacts him with some vital information, keeps insinuating herself into his mission and his life. Concise this isn't, but DeMille offers several hooks for the listener a travelog, a veteran's coming to terms with his Vietnam service, one of those romances based mostly on witty banter and steamy sex, and the many obstacles Brenner must overcome to solve the case. Scott Brick emerges as a budding star, giving a nuanced reading that captures the author's characters. Most libraries will want this. John Hiett, Iowa City P.L. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
DeMille's biggest yet deserves high points for entertainment and readability, though nothing of his has been as moving or richly written as 1990's The Gold Coast.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446177931
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
11/06/2007
Series:
Paul Brenner Series, #2
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
905,849
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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