Nelson DeMille has become one of my favorite authors. I only discovered his work a year or so ago, but he has never disappointed. In Up Country DeMille pulls from his experience fighting in Vietnam and I have to wonder how much detail revealed by character Paul Brenner was actually DeMille’s.
In the novel Brenner is a retired Army investigator from the Criminal Investigation Division. He is asked by a former superior to investigate a crime. The only problem is that the crime was perpetrated in Vietnam…thirty years ago. So Mr. Brenner begins his journey back to his past on what seems to be a secret mission though he is suspicious that there is more to the investigation that he has been told.