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Missione al nord

by De Mille Nelson, Pera R. (Translator)

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Title:Missione al nord
Authors:De Mille Nelson
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Up Country by Nelson DeMille

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I absolutely loved this book, I couldnt put it down, best book I have read this year!! And now I am a fan of Mr. DeMilles. Thank you for an incredible read. ( )
  JoBDo | Jan 2, 2016 |
Demille's books always have a thesis, but it's often hard to pick out because the thing is so long. I was expecting 28 hours, but it was only 8.5...just right. I rated it 5* because it was exciting and kept me reading/listening long into the night. Adventure, espionage, suspense--all elements that make a book interesting for me. The characters seemed well developed: Mang, the VN "cop"--hated him. Brenner, our hero, always finding a way to solve the problem and Susan, the versatile woman you love to hate. Demille's characters are always wise cracking smart asses--I wonder if he's that way. I don't know why the author likes to describe clothing, though. Fun book, and condensed, just the right length. ( )
  buffalogr | Oct 23, 2015 |
This the second book in the Paul Brenner series by Demille. He only wrote two in the series. The first one was the General Daughter's which was made into a movie with John Travolta playing Paul Brenner. Brenner has retired and brought back into the Army to find about about a murder of a lieutenant in the US Army by an Army Captain. It was witnessed by a North Vietnam solder. So, Brenner is leading the investigation with a CIA agent. I recommend this book. It is long but it is worth it. ( )
  terrygraap | Apr 25, 2015 |
The last thing Paul Brenner wanted to do was to 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. ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 26, 2015 |
I love Nelson DeMille's books. This one, although not my favorite, was both educational and intriguing to listen to. The narration of Scott Brick lends to the entertainment value of the of the 28 hours of listening. (over 800 pages)The story is about Paul Brenner, a Vietnam vet in retirement from the army's Criminal Investigation Division, who is asked to take on a new assignment of tracking down an eye witness to an officer's death 30 years prior during the Vietnam war. Since Brenner is familiar with Vietnam and has sharp investigative skills he is the "perfect" person to have this assignment, in exchange for a more comfortable pension of course. So off he goes and of course meets a beautiful American business woman who speaks the language and falls for him. As the story unfolds, you find out, as Brenner does, that nothing is as it seems. The travels to find the witness to the death of the officer take Brenner and his lovely "interpreter" Susan, on many dangerous journeys and encounters with very scary Communist "Security " and shocking political secrets. ............The book is long and takes liberties of filling in the reader the history of Vietnam. This went on longer than wanted and found myself wanting to get on with the story. But, I must say, I learned about the effects of Vietnam battles on the minds of those who had to live through it, if indeed they did live. The reader is taken mentally into battle with Brenner as he reminisces/or rather recounts to his partner Susan about what he suppressed from his dark disturbing bloody memories. When your finished with the book, you cant help but have a better understanding of the war vet and for that, I am thankful to Nelson DeMille who himself was a vet as I've read from research. ( )
  gaillamontagne | Nov 20, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0446611913, Mass Market Paperback)

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. Soon Brenner, a Vietnam vet, is on an ostensible nostalgia tour of his old stomping grounds. The trip immediately turns dangerous as he heads "up country" to search for the letter writer, accompanied by a gorgeous American businesswoman, who's hiding more than even the smartest CID officer could imagine.

DeMille, who saw his own tour of duty in Vietnam (and even found a letter on a dead Vietnamese soldier), intersperses historical facts and chilling political possibilities with enough local color to provide some serious flashbacks for his fellow veterans. To non-vets the book may seem very long, but the payoff at the end is worth a couple hundred extra pages. --Barrie Trinkle

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Retired Army investigator Paul Brenner is called back into service to investigate the death of a soldier thirty years earlier in Vietnam--a case that stirs up many unpleasant memories.

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