Up Country

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Up Country
Up Country, Novel Cover.jpg
Author Nelson DeMille
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fiction
Publisher Warner Books
Publication date
Media type Hardcover, paperback, audiobook
Pages 706
ISBN 9780446611916
OCLC 46976453
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3554.E472 U6 2002
Preceded by The General's Daughter
Followed by The Panther

Up Country is a 2002 thriller novel by American author, Nelson DeMille. It is the second novel featuring protagonist, Paul Brenner.[1][2]


One of the last things that Chief Warrant Officer Paul Brenner wanted to do was return to work for the Army's Criminal Investigation 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 having to do the last thing he ever wanted-return to Vietnam.

His mission: investigate a murder that took place during the war, thirty years before. But almost as soon as he returns to Vietnam, a country that still haunts him, he discovers that there is more to this investigation than a forgotten murder-much more. Brenner, former combat veteran, again finds himself in a battle for survival as he enters a world of corruption and double-crosses, where, for the second time in his life, he cannot distinguish friend from foe, and where his only allies are his wits and his bravery-and possibly a beautiful American expatriate named Susan Weber. She, like the country in which she's chosen to live, is exotic, sensual, and quite possibly dangerous.[3]


  1. ^ Hewitson, Michele (January 31, 2002). "Nelson Demille: Up Country". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved August 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ Delatiner, Barbara (January 27, 2002). "For New Novel, DeMille Visits His Past". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Up Country". Nelson DeMille's Official Website. 

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