We are introduced to Army Criminal Investigation Division’s Paul Brenner. The CID investigates crimes committed by military personnel to both protect the military and prosecute the offenders and sometimes there is some question about which comes first. In The General’s Daughter author Nelson DeMille thrusts Brenner into the middle of a heinous murder of a soldier (if you consider the title you’ll consider who the victim was) on an Army base. Brenner already on site conducting an undercover operation is enlisted to work on the case with a former “associate” with whom he has had a past, bad relationship. Brenner not only not has to maneuver the crime scene, but military politics. Because of the high profile victim he has a deadline before the FBI intervenes and the Army does not want that.
I’ve said this in just about every review of a DeMille book, but I love his writing. I am not sure what else to say other than I am never disappointed. The good news is that there are lot more of his books left for me to read.