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The General's Daughter

The General's Daughter

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By (author) Nelson DeMille

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  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 108mm x 178mm 271g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0751531227
  • ISBN 13: 9780751531220
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 1,130,820

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Her murder was just the beginning. She was an army captain and the daughter of legendary General 'Fighting Joe' Campbell, when her body was found - naked and bound - on the firing range of Fort Hadley. This political powder keg of a case goes directly to elite army investigator Paul Brenner and rape specialist Cynthia Sunhill - and explodes. Behind the military code of honour, Brenner and Sunhill uncover trails of corruption - all leading to the golden girl's shocking secret life.

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Nelson DeMille is one of America's most popular and bestselling authors, and a new book from him is a keenly awaited event. A former US Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam, he is the author of nine acclaimed novels. He lives in Long Island, New York.

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Immensely skilled and likable page-turner by bestseller DeMille, who returns to the military surroundings of Word of Honor (1985) and whose mastery of background, as with the Long Island rich of The Gold Coast (1990), equals his hand at characterization. One moonlit night at Port Hadley, Georgia, Captain Ann Campbell, the tomboy military brat of base commander General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Campbell, a hero of the Gulf war, is found strangled to death on the firing range - and not just strangled but spread-eagled and tied to tent stakes, naked, and possibly raped. On hand and working on another case is Warrant Officer Paul Brenner, an undercover agent of the Army's Criminal Investigation Division, who is handed the murder. Brenner is seconded in the case by a rape-investigator for CID, Cynthia Sunhill, a married woman with whom he had a failed affair the year before in Brussels. The reader accepts this unlikely event, for the sport of it, and then becomes hooked securely as Paul and Cynthia trade wry quips throughout without once slipping into false bonhomie. As it turns out, Ann Campbell, attached to Psychological Operations at Hadley, was a supremely promiscuous woman out to undermine her father. The murder suspects include about 30 officers whom she brought down to the secret sex-room in her otherwise model house. Ann's motives stemmed from a shocking crime that happened ten years earlier, when she was a West Point cadet - an event that gave her a Nietzschean fixation on the abyss into which Paul and Cynthia must follow her: "There is a sort of spirit world that coexists with the world of empirical observation, and you have to get in touch with that world through the detective's equivalent of the stance." What follows is a deductive novel of unwavering excellence. A knockout. DeMille's done it again. (Kirkus Reviews)