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Publication Order of Paul Brenner Books

The General's Daughter (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up Country (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Panther (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Nelson DeMille is an American author of fiction. He was born on August 23, 1943 in New York City. He is known for writing fictional novels in the genre of action-adventure as well as suspense. His novel The General’s Daughter was turned into a 1999 movie starring John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe. His novel Word of Honor was made into a t.v. movie, as was his novel Mayday in 2005.

His family moved to Long Island when he was young. Nelson attended and graduated from Elmont Memorial High School, where he played football and track. He attended Hofstra University for three years and then decided to join the Army. going to Officer Candidate School.

From 1966 to 1969 served as a Lieutenant in the Army. He was an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam for the First Cavalry Division and earned several decorations. After being discharged, he returned to his studies at university once more in the fields of History and Political Science. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in both.

In addition to writing under his full name of Nelson DeMille, he was written under other pen names. Demille has written novels under the pseudonyms of Kurt Ladner, Jack Cannon, Ellen Kay, and Brad Matthews. His first novel to be published came out in 1978 and is titled By the Rivers of Babylon. The book continues to be in print to this day.

DeMille is married to his wife and they live in Long Island. They have three children together, one girl and two boys. The author actively writers and is a member of The Authors Guild as well as American Mensa. He was also a president at one time for M.W.A., Mystery Writers of America. He was selected in 2015 to be the ThrillerMaster of the Year and belongs to International Thriller Writers, the group that gave him the award. He also holds three honorary doctorates, from Hofstra, Long Island University, and Dowling College.

Nelson DeMille is the author of books such as Word of Honor, The Talbot Odyssey, Cathedral, The Lion, and more. He has collaborated on novels with other authors as well, such as Thomas Block on Mayday. DeMille has also had several of his short stories, book reviews, and articles published.

He is also the originator and writer of the Paul Brenner series of fictional novels. The series kicked off with the release of the first novel, titled The General’s Daughter. It came out in 1992. The sequel is titled Up Country and it was released nine years later. These two books make up the series, which focuses on the adventures of the main character Paul Brenner, an elite investigator with the United States Army who always seems to have a case on his hands to investigate.

The General’s Daughter is the debut novel of the Paul Brenner series by author Nelson Demille. If you are a fan of action and adventure, then you’re sure to enjoy this fast-paced thriller. Paul Brenner is used to taking on tough cases as an investigator of the highest level working for the Army. When a female Army captain’s body is found on the Fort Hadley firing range, Brenner is about to be up to his eyeballs in case details.

This victim is not just any captain, either. She is the daughter of the base commander, General Fighting Joe Campbell. He is a legend, and as far as the world is concerned the reputations of both were intact, even said to be impeccable. Yet this military daughter has been found and the last moments of her life were sure to have been horrible as she was assaulted and killed– not a way for anyone to go.

This golden girl may not have been as straight-laced as she appeared to be, however. This military woman may have just been living a double life. But was she really living a lifestyle contrary to her professional reputation on the side, or has evidence been placed and staged to make it look that way? Could someone have placed the paraphernalia and the other things there to create a major scandal that takes attention of the true killer?

No one knows for sure, least of all Paul Brenner. This chief investigator is intrigued by the case but also knows that cases that are hot like this with many people invested tend to burn the people connected to them, even if they’ve done nothing wrong. When Brenner finds out that he is going to be partnered with a woman from his past on this case, he wonders if the whole thing will be too much for him to take.

Cynthia and Paul were together once, and had a romantic relationship that was very connected. Their affair parted with the two on bad terms. However, Brenner’s first duty is to his job and to the United States Army. So he decides to grit his teeth and bear it in the name of duty. Almost instantly, the two of them are shocked to find that there are actually many people that had a motive to kill this beautiful young woman.

The golden girl may have been involved in some way with several people at the top levels. Many of them had every reason to want her to be dead. With a secret life and corruption growing the further in they delve, Cynthia and Paul may have a case on their hands that isn’t just dangerous– it’s deadly. What will happen? Pick up The General’s Daughter to find out!

Up Country is the second novel in the Paul Brenner series of fiction. Brenner is an investigator with the United States Army. He worked in the Criminal Investigative Division, an interesting job that was tough in the way that it kind of left you with a lot of sleepless nights. He was good at his job, and what did they do to thank him for his service? They decided to strong-arm him into taking an early retirement.

Now they need Paul again, and he’s expected to come running back to the organization and get to work. However, he owes his old boss a favor or two. Now he’s investigating a 30-year-old murder case that happened in Vietnam. Can Paul find justice for a death in a place that haunts him to this day? Check out Up Country by Nelson DeMille to find out!

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