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Up Country: Paul Brenner Series, Book 2
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"Much more than a blood-and-guts thriller...An insightful, moving, and sensitive look at what the war did to a country, its people, and its enemies." - Orlando Sentinel
Former army homicide investigator Paul Brenner has just gotten used to the early retirement forced on him after the disastrous end of his last case when his old commanding officer asks him to return for one final mission: investigate a murder that took place in wartime Vietnam thirty years before. Brenner reluctantly accepts out of curiosity and loyalty...and maybe a touch of boredom. He won't be bored for long.
Back in Vietnam, Brenner meets expatriate Susan Weber, a woman as exotic, sensual, and dangerous as the nation of her voluntary exile. Brenner is plunged into a world of corruption, lethal double cross, and haunted memories-as he's suddenly thrust back into a war that neither he nor his country ever really stopped fighting.
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Nelson DeMille. (2005). Up Country: Paul Brenner Series, Book 2. Unabridged Hachette Audio.

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        Nelson DeMille is a former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam and is the author of nineteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther, and Radiant Angel. His other New York Times bestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General's Daughter, the last of which was a major motion picture. For more information, you can visit NelsonDeMille.net.

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"Much more than a blood-and-guts thriller...An insightful, moving, and sensitive look at what the war did to a country, its people, and its enemies." - Orlando Sentinel
Former army homicide investigator Paul Brenner has just gotten used to the early retirement forced on him after the disastrous end of his last case when his old commanding officer asks him to return for one final mission: investigate a murder that took place in wartime Vietnam thirty years before. Brenner reluctantly accepts out of curiosity and loyalty...and maybe a touch of boredom. He won't be bored for long.
Back in Vietnam, Brenner meets expatriate Susan Weber, a woman as exotic, sensual, and dangerous as the nation of her voluntary exile. Brenner is plunged into a world of corruption, lethal double cross, and haunted memories-as he's suddenly thrust back into a war that neither he nor his country ever really stopped fighting.
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        December 24, 2001
        That DeMille has written a sequel to The General's Daughter
        comes as no surprise; after all, that's arguably his best-known novel because of the hit film version starring John Travolta. Nor is it surprising that he's set this sequel in Vietnam; returning hero Chief Warrant Officer Paul Brenner, Ret., served two stints there during the war, and DeMille himself not only saw action in Nam but returned in 1997 for an extended visit. What is curious, and relatively unfortunate, is that the long narrative focuses so much on travelogue instead of intrigue and action; it's as if DeMille, a wickedly fine thriller writer, has been possessed by the soul of James Michener. Still, the overarching story line captivates, as Brenner agrees to return to Vietnam to track down a Vietnamese witness to a 30-year-old unprosecuted crime, in which a U.S. Army captain murdered an army lieutenant and plundered some treasure. Joined by beautiful Susan Weber, who says she's an American expat businesswoman doing a favor for the U.S. government, Brenner travels to the little village where the witness may still live; along the way, the pair flirt, sightsee, visit a nude beach, sightsee, have sex, sightsee, and talk a lot. The sightseeing carries serious emotional impact as Brenner processes his wartime past and Vietnam's present, and it carries serious risk, as Colonel Mang of the secret police tracks Brenner's and Susan's movements. There's some violence as the two Americans elude Mang and his minions, and a melodramatic finale as Brenner realizes just who the murderous captain now is, and some dramatic suspense as Brenner peels away layers of Susan's identity covers. And then there's blasted, resilient Vietnam, which DeMille captures expertly, in all its anguished pride. With a film version in development at Paramount and the Warner publicity machine working at top gear, expect this engrossing but not exceptional novel to shoot to the top. 15-city author tour.

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      • content: Scott Brick delivers a superior reading of DeMille's latest intriguing plot. Paul Brenner, the military cop from THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER, is back to investigate a recent report of a thirty-year-old murder in Vietnam of an American officer by another American. Brenner, himself a Vietnam vet, returns to that country and teams up with Susan Webber, an American expatriate, to uncover the astounding facts sur-rounding his mission. Along the way, the listener learns about many wartime occurences that are not common knowledge. Also, as the author, a former infantry captain, tells you in a prologue, he tries to reconcile wartime Vietnam with the present--you learn that the current Communist government permits and even fosters a capitalistic society. On the lighter side, Brenner is a master of the one-liner. Brick reels them off, tongue in cheek, one after the other. The continual repartee between Susan and Brenner is almost priceless--even after twenty tapes. You hope both characters will be back in a sequel--and that Brick re-ups. A.L.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine
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        February 1, 2002
        DeMille, who has authored numerous blockbuster novels, here brings back Paul Brenner, the irreverent hero of The General's Daughter. Having been forced to retire from the army's Criminal Investigation Division, Brenner is both broke and bitter, and his love life has gone south. Against his better judgment, he accepts a surprise offer from his old boss to return to Vietnam and attempt to solve what may or may not have been the murder of an American officer by a fellow American 30 years earlier. Brenner knows that there's more to it and that he will be in extreme danger, but he's not sure from whom or why. DeMille served in Vietnam and returned there in 1997, as is apparent in his rich and riveting descriptions of both time periods. Grimmer, more introspective, and slower paced than his earlier works, DeMille's latest is nevertheless well written, intriguing, and sure to be another best selle. For all collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/01.] Robert Conroy, Warren, MI

        Copyright 2001 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        January 1, 2002
        Retired warrant officer Paul Brenner, last seen in "The General's Daughter" (1992), is asked by his former boss in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Division to go to Vietnam to find Tran Van Vinh, a North Vietnamese soldier who witnessed the murder of one American by another. Paul senses an ulterior motive for his mission: Why would the army care about a 30-year-old crime? Having served two tours in Vietnam in 1968 and 1972, Paul can't believe he's volunteering to go back a third time. His first contact in Hanoi is Susan Weber, an expat who's a banker by day but who dreams of living more adventurously by night. Bright, well versed in local customs, and fluent in Vietnamese, Susan convinces Paul to take her along as he attempts to find Vinh. Following a circuitous path as it becomes clear that there is much more at stake than a cold murder case, Paul struggles to sort out the good guys from the bad while simultaneously dealing with his Vietnam memories of brutal, unspeakable acts of war, some at his own hands. DeMille's portrayal of the cocky soldier returning to enemy soil is moving and realistic, peppered with Paul's recollections of the war and the people who must live with its legacy every day. Neither pro- nor anti-war, this poignant story from the wildly popular DeMille is particularly timely in light of today's international situation. (Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2002, American Library Association.)

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Back in Vietnam, Brenner meets expatriate Susan Weber, a woman as exotic, sensual, and dangerous as the nation of her voluntary exile. Brenner is plunged into a world of corruption, lethal double cross, and haunted memories-as he's suddenly thrust back into a war that neither he nor his country ever really stopped fighting.
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