Up country: a novel
There is a name carved into the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., of an American army lieutenant whose death is shrouded in mystery. The authorities have reason to believe that he was not killed by the enemy, or by friendly fire; they suspect he was murdered.At first, Paul Brenner, himself a Vietnam vet, isn't interested in investigating the case. After his forced retirement from the army's Criminal Investigation Division, he has adapted to the life of a civilian with a comfortable pension. Then his old boss, Karl Hellmann, summons him to the Vietnam Memorial to call in a career's worth of favors.Hellmann tells Brenner of the circumstances surrounding the officer's death, and gives him this much to go on: The incident happened over three decades ago in Vietnam; the only evidence is a recently discovered letter written by an enemy soldier describing an act of shocking violence. The name of the North Vietnamese soldier is known, but not his present whereabouts, or even if he is alive or dead.Brenner's assignment: Return to Vietnam and find the witness. The addendum: The mission is very important ot the U.S. Army. Brenner's the ideal man for the job. And it's in his best interest that he doesn't know what this case is really about.Reluctantly, Brenner begins a strange journey that unearths his own painful memories of Vietnam and leads him down a trail as dangerous as the ones he walked a lifetime ago as a young infantryman. From sultry, sinful Saigon, where he meets beautiful American expatriate Susan Weber, to the remote, forbidding wilderness of up-country Vietnam, he will follow a trail of lies, betrayal, and murder ... and uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.
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|Grouped Work ID||76c28cda-d67e-cda8-55fa-8b1fb1ada1d4|
|Grouping Title||up country|
|Grouping Author||nelson demille|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-02-26 04:51:44AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-02-26 05:06:30AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780446516570|
|available_at_addison||Addison Public Library|
|detailed_location_addison||2nd Floor- Adult Books|
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|display_description||"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.
|local_callnumber_addison||CRIME DEMILLE N.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
|series||Paul Brenner novels|
|series_with_volume||Paul Brenner novels|2|
|subject_facet||Americans -- Vietnam -- Fiction|
Government investigators -- Fiction
Vietnam -- Fiction
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction
|title_display||Up country : a novel|
Up country : a novel / Nelson DeMille
Vietnam War, 1961-1975