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Up Country de Nelson DeMille
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Up Country (edição: 2007)

de Nelson DeMille

Séries: Paul Brenner (2)

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Much more than a blood-and-guts thriller...An insightful, moving, and sensitive look at what the war did to a country, its people, and its enemies." - Orlando Sentinel Former army homicide investigator Paul Brenner has just gotten used to the early retirement forced on him after the disastrous end of his last case when his old commanding officer asks him to return for one final mission: investigate a murder that took place in wartime Vietnam thirty years before. Brenner reluctantly accepts out of curiosity and loyalty...and maybe a touch of boredom. He won't be bored for long. Back in Vietnam, Brenner meets expatriate Susan Weber, a woman as exotic, sensual, and dangerous as the nation of her voluntary exile. Brenner is plunged into a world of corruption, lethal double cross, and haunted memories-as he's suddenly thrust back into a war that neither he nor his country ever really stopped fighting.… (mais)
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Título:Up Country
Autores:Nelson DeMille
Informação:Grand Central Publishing (2007), Paperback, 736 pages
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I am surprised that I rated this four stars.
I usually prefer to pick sci-fis, fantasies, or known classics, but this book definitely proved that I won't regret pushing myself out of my comfort zone more often.

Growing up in Europe, the Vietnam War is not something that I'm particularly familiar with. Obviously I have vague cognitions about how it started, the atrocities committed, and some of the consequences, but I never really took the time to inform myself properly, and neither did my country's education system.
Up Country opened my eyes on this topic, and I'd agree if someone said that there are many books out there that could do the same and better, but if you want something that does it without being heavy and challenging, this is the one for you.

The writing style is light and fairly smooth, the main characters are likeable (or at least for me they were), and it tries to give insights on the reality of what it is like to be a veteran.
Unfortunately there were also some things I didn't like. Plot holes, unnecessary side characters which I expected more action from, and the case's solution failed my expectations.
But despite this, I was still hooked the whole time.

I didn't have high expectation about this book, and even if I still think it may not be an essential piece of literature, I'd say it should deserve a chance, if you are looking for a decent, real page-turner.
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  ugnof | Aug 1, 2020 |
I may have just changed my mind about my favorite Nelson DeMille book. LOTS of pages lol, but what a GREAT STORY!! Love the way this guy writes! Paul Brenner has a similar personality to John Corey who I just love reading!! Now the only problem is the book hangover I have! How do I get started on something new after this one?!?!? ( )
  nwieme | Mar 19, 2020 |
Brenner (and Susan) travel from Saigon to Hanoi with multiple intended and unintended stops along the way to investigate 1968 murder of Army LT by Army Capt. A very "governmental" ending... ( )
  fwbl | Feb 23, 2020 |
There is a name carved into the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., of an American army lieutenant whose death is shrouded in mystery. The authorities have reason to believe that he was not killed by the enemy, or by friendly fire; they suspect he was murdered.
At first, Paul Brenner, himself a Vietnam vet, isn't interested in investigating the case. After his forced retirement from the army's Criminal Investigation Division, he has adapted to the life of a civilian with a comfortable pension. Then his old boss, Karl Hellmann, summons him to the Vietnam Memorial to call in a career's worth of favors. Hellmann tells Brenner of the circumstances surrounding the officer's death, and gives him this much to go on: The incident happened over three decades ago in Vietnam; the only evidence is a recently discovered letter written by an enemy soldier describing an act of shocking violence. The name of the North Vietnamese soldier is known, but not his present whereabouts, or even if he is alive or dead.
Brenner's assignment: Return to Vietnam and find the witness. The addendum: The mission is very important to the U.S. Army. Brenner's the ideal man for the job. And it's in his best interest that he doesn't know what this case is really about.
Reluctantly, Brenner begins a strange journey that unearths his own painful memories of Vietnam and leads him down a trail as dangerous as the ones he walked a lifetime ago as a young infantryman. From sultry, sinful Saigon, where he meets beautiful American expatriate Susan Weber, to the remote, forbidding wilderness of up-country Vietnam, he will follow a trail of lies, betrayal, and murder-and uncover an explosive, long-buried secret. ( )
  Gmomaj | Jan 25, 2020 |
I enjoyed the first Paul Brenner book, but not this one. I was not old enough to participate in the Vietnam war, but I could not plow through this book with all of the fluff and descriptive chapters. To me, 700 pages is a little too long for a novel. If the was action or something interesting, I could probably work my way through it, but I just could not get interested in this one.
Some of the parts may have been sexist, but if you are going to write about the time of this war, things like that happened. Now, whether or not write about those things may be open for discussion. ( )
  mkergan | Sep 17, 2017 |
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Much more than a blood-and-guts thriller...An insightful, moving, and sensitive look at what the war did to a country, its people, and its enemies." - Orlando Sentinel Former army homicide investigator Paul Brenner has just gotten used to the early retirement forced on him after the disastrous end of his last case when his old commanding officer asks him to return for one final mission: investigate a murder that took place in wartime Vietnam thirty years before. Brenner reluctantly accepts out of curiosity and loyalty...and maybe a touch of boredom. He won't be bored for long. Back in Vietnam, Brenner meets expatriate Susan Weber, a woman as exotic, sensual, and dangerous as the nation of her voluntary exile. Brenner is plunged into a world of corruption, lethal double cross, and haunted memories-as he's suddenly thrust back into a war that neither he nor his country ever really stopped fighting.

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