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'Up Country'
By: Nelson Demille
(Paperback / 857 Pages / Warner Books / ISBN: 0446611913 / $8.97)

Description: In 'Up Country,' Nelson DeMille cannily revives the army career of Chief Warrant Officer Paul Brenner, the cynical, hardworking Criminal Investigation Division man who was forcibly retired after solving the high-profile killing in 'The General's Daughter.' Brenner's called back to investigate the murder of a young army lieutenant by his captain. The catch is, the crime took place during the heat of the Tet Offensive, and the only living witness was a North Vietnamese soldier who described the incident in a 30-year-old letter that has only recently come to light.

Verdict: I've never read a DeMille book that I haven't liked, and this one is no exception. Paul Brenner (the army investigator from 'The General's Daughter') sets out to find a North Vietnamese witness to a 30 year old murder. On the way he comes to terms with his involvement, as a soldier, in the Vietnam war. Mr. Brenner also finds action, romance and keeps his wry sharp wit honed throughout (my hero). The book is a little less action-packed than others this author has written, but a page-turner, nonetheless.
Reviewed By Carly Minor