Up Country

Up Country

A Novel

Book - 2002
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The last thing Paul Brenner wanted to do was 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. But when his former boss calls in a career's worth of favors, Paul finds himself investigating a murder that took place back in Vietnam thirty years before. Now, returning to a time and place that still haunts him, Paul is swept up in the battle of his life as he struggles to find justice.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780446611916
0446611913
9780446516570
0446516570
9780446529938
0446529931
Branch Call Number: DEMI
Characteristics: 706 p

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10000mefest
Apr 05, 2017

Demille is a jokester.
This guy inserts humor in just about every dialogue.
I enjoyed this story. But I think some of the plot points were a bit unrealistic. Problems that could have been solved with a bit more polish. I think the female "co-star" could have been slightly more fleshed out, to make her falling in love with the main character a bit more believable. He's in his 50's she's in her 30's. This most certainly can happen and does. But just give us a little more reason why in this case she became so enamored.

But, all in all the story moved along at a good clip. It was a great ride.

*Recommended

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cguy64
Mar 10, 2016

Outstanding sequel to The General's Daughter, the sarcastic Paul Brenner is sent back to Viet Nam where he is assigned to travel with a beautiful CIA agent to find a former North Vietnamese soldier. The relationship between the pair is what makes the book interesting. They have great chemistry with a strong dose of sexual tension stemming from the fact that Brenner is never certain whether she will betray him to the North Vietnamese or spend the night with him, or both. Add in the detective story which sends Brenner to North Viet Nam in the first place and you have a great book.

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Cathicruiser
Sep 29, 2010

Fabulous read.

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arturo_m
Jul 25, 2010

A disgruntled ex government employee gets roped into returning to Vietnam on an assignment. His observations and cynicism are hilarious. On his adventure he encounters memories, a winter spring romance and faces the demons of his own experience in the war. Good to pass the time.

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