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3.00044551153795 out of 53.00044551153795 out of 53.00044551153795 out of 53.00044551153795 out of 53.00044551153795 out of 5 3.00 (7,497 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nelson DeMille Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594833762
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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Cahill | 12/9/2016

    " The best book I have ever 'read'! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eadie | 2/18/2014

    " Loved The General's Daughter but this one dragged for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 2/15/2014

    " This is a very interesting novel about an american man, having served in the Vietnam War years previous, who returns to Vietnam. I found the story to be powerful as he moves through the cities and country, in search of scenes from his memories. I found the writing to be beautiful and captivating. This book made me yearn to travel to Vietnam. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Javier Rocha | 2/12/2014

    " Love the adventure thru Vietnam with John Corey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Girdler | 2/1/2014

    " This book helped me understand what many are dealing with as Vietnam Vets. It is a nice work of Fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 1/31/2014

    " Love to read Nelson Demille and this book was a typical Demille book with a good plot loaded with his witty sarcasm. Though I can usually get through a book fast, this 700 page book took me two weeks to read. Loved the storyline but to me it was not an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chawkins | 1/28/2014

    " Another great DeMille book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 1/28/2014

    " Another very good product from DeMille. Probably one of my favorites, because it did not involve John Corey. A good international thriller, with thoughtful overtones about coming to grips with war and the past generally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay Walbridge | 1/24/2014

    " typically, perfectly DeMille! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Sullivan | 1/18/2014

    " DeMille at his best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/13/2014

    " Pretty good mystery/spy novel, with a lot of history/personal experience thrown in. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Londogma | 12/14/2013

    " This book is a committment, but well worth it. Demille can be hilarious in his dry witted way, and I laughed out loud several times reading this one. My husband loved it too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnplavelle | 12/11/2013

    " Vietnam veterans go back to see the battle fields and the rice paddys where they fought. DeMille allows everyone to take that journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 12/7/2013

    " Excellent DeMille book. Gave to my niece to read before she went to Vietnam for a year. She loved it as well!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Toni | 12/2/2013

    " Beach read...barely a step up from watching TV. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nat | 12/1/2013

    " Hardly any plot. Basically a travelogue of Vietnam. While that part was interesting the story was not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 11/24/2013

    " I liked this book and learned much about Vietnam, then and now. However, the story moved really slowly and I ended up skipping to the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 11/23/2013

    " A Viet Nam vet returns to Vietnam on "business". Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 10/8/2013

    " One of his 3 best books in my opinion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 6/11/2013

    " I want to go to VietNam after reading this! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rev | 3/8/2013

    " My dear sweet friend and I joined a local book club and this was the selection. otherwise I would have never come across such a book! I liked the history of the Vietnam war, like an insiders view, but um not much else. Needless to say after 3 books like this we called it quits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandie | 11/23/2012

    " It was a well written book. DeMille is one of my favorite authors, but this was not my favorite or an enjoyable book for me. It was hard tracking all the Vietnam names and places - but that's probably my laziness. I gave it to my Vietnam Vet Cousin to read and will be curious to hear what he says. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Damonthompson74 | 5/22/2012

    " Not my favorite DeMille book. Too slow at times and didn't care for the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 3/19/2012

    " great book-can't wait to read more of his! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Snyder | 10/19/2011

    " Could not set it down loved it ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon | 9/2/2011

    " Im still going up country with the characters and their motorcycle. Great trip, not much of an ending. But still Demille at his best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeri | 7/12/2011

    " Paul Brenner, former Army homicide investigator, goes to Vietnam to find a witness to a 30 year old murder of Army officer. Book tends to drag from time to time. Surprise ending as to the identity of murderer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 6/12/2011

    " As a Vietnam vet, I found this exceptional. Demille served as an officer in Vietnam. The book will give an illuminating perspective to those who did not experience this war firsthand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 6/4/2011

    " Loved this book. Vietnam based........another one of those topics I'm stangely drawn to. When I would put this book down and go to sleep, I would then dream about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 5/2/2011

    " the best book ever, read it a couple of years ago and i still remember the pleasures "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 4/20/2011

    " I'm moving to Vietnam, buying a bus and starting the Nelson DeMille Up Country Tour! $5 me love you long time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 4/1/2011

    " Reads like a non-fiction travelougue of an aging soldier's return to Vietnam some 30 years later.

    This thinly veiled semi-autobiography is filled with vivid memories, history, and sympathy for veterans of both sides. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 2/11/2011

    " Good travel notes, but action drags. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 2/9/2011

    " facinating story - recommend for both sexes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 1/15/2011

    " Loved, Loved, Loved. Action packed placed in current times with great reminiscant descriptions of what it was like during the Vietnam war without being too too overall gloomy. Great book for a little history lesson review from the prespective of someone that was there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 1/11/2011

    " no where near as good as DeMille's other books but still an enjoyable read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 1/9/2011

    " I like the tone but way too long. Needed to be cut by at least a third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 1/9/2011

    " Excellent book with some real background to the War sprinkled in as well. Mental note to myself to read up on some more History.

    While a great read, there were no real plot twists or surprises to speak of. The ending was a little anticlimactic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nova | 12/13/2010

    " well the blurb said it was going to be a thriller/murder investigation; but it was part romance, mostly travelogue through Vietnam with a little bit of the thriller part at the beginning and the end. The only thing that kept me reading was the dialogue! Brilliant! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jdowns52 | 12/12/2010

    " I like Nelson DeMille's style of writing, and I liked learning more about Viet Nam, but it did seem to drag on a little. The main character is the same as in General's Daughter - a very likable guy. "

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About the Author
Author Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in New York City. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His first major novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, is still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He attended Hofstra University, where he received a degree in political science and history. He is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, The Gate House, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. He also coauthored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers. A member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa, he holds honorary doctorates from Hofstra University, Long Island University, and Dowling College.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.