General's Daughter (Paul Brenner #1)
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This is a brilliant police procedural set on a military base in America in the early 90s. Warrant Officer Paul Bremmer is already at the base investigating a plot to illegally sell military arms to baddies. He is called to a scene of rape / murder which is terrible and made worse when it is revealed the victi ...more
As a West Point graduate with the second class to have women, I think he explored a subject that few are willing to get into.
Where does the quest for power cross personal ethics? How much is an officer willing to give up for rank? With classmates commanding the 18th Airborne Corps at Ft. Bragg and McChord-Lewis in WA ...more
Some of the characters here are depraved in a way I wouldn't expect from DeMille, but they serve his purpose. He highlights some problems created by having males and females serving side by side in the military.
I loved the witty banter between investigators Paul Brenner and Cynthi ...more
The book was great, and way way way better than the movie, even though I had Travolta's face in the back of my mind while reading it. This is one of those books I stayed up reading way too late, lost track of time, and had that addictive quality too it.
If I was to become a ...more
I thought it was good . . . but I also thought it drug on a bit longer than it needed to in various places throughout the book. When I look back on it after finishing, I think it kept rehashing plot points in places that didn't need it - probably added 150 unnecessary pages or so.
But, as I said, not bad in the long run.
As others have mentioned, one of the benefits of the book club is the opportunity to read something I would not have sought out on my own. Left to my own devices, I probably would have passed up this great murder/mystery.
After settling into the book, I was captivated by the unfolding of the crime and the subsequent events that led up to the final "who done it." At times, however, I found ...more
تبدأ رواية ابنة الجنرال بجريمة قتل ، ونرى منذ البداية أنها ليست مجرد جريمة ضد فرد أو مجتمع بل جريمة ضد المؤسسة العسكرية ..
جريمة ضد النظام والإنضباط، وإهانة لمفاهيم الشرف والولاء والحكمة العسكرية التي تتمثل في :
" كل الأخوة بواسل ، وكل الأخوات فاضلات " ..
هذه الجملة تلخص هذه الرواية ..
يبحث بول برينير وسينيثيا صنهيل المحققان العسكريان عن المتهم ،
ويكتشفان ان للجريمة أبعاداً أخرى أعمق ..
يختلط فيها الماضي بالحاضر ..
وهناكَ أيضاً خليط آخر ...more
Much like TV's JAG, The General's Daughter is about an army investigation into the murder of one of its own, in this case the general's daughter.
The story is well written and is engaging, but the characters are not as fleshed out as in the Corey series.
Set on an Army base in Georgia, convincing characters fill the pages to tell the story of THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER, her shocking secret life, murder and apparent sexual assault as her body is found naked, bound and staked to the ground. (no spoiler here)
Fast-paced and full of sarcastic witty humor, Warrant Officer Paul Brenner and Rape Specialist Cynthia Sunhill's officious investigative techniques to uncover the truth surrounding Captain Ann Campbell's d...more
In The General’s Daughter, Paul Brenner, an investigator with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, is working undercover at a fictitious Army base in Georgia when he is dr ...more
The book was a really fast read. The General's daughter was found murdered early in the morning and it's up to Paul Brenner ...more
Paul Brenner is a JAG-type military investigator dispatched to an army base (the fictional Fort Hadley) to investigate a murder. The victim is Ann Campbell, who is found naked, bound and gagged on the base’s firing range. Campbell was an up-and-coming soldier, the poster-child for the ‘new army,’ and daughter of Fort Hadley’s general. Brenne ...more
The story was good, but I found the writing a little long winded. I almost put the ...more
I have read about 7 of Nelson Demille's books and this ranks at the top of them. It's a fast paced murder mystery. Compared to his other book to some of his other series (the John Corey and Stanhope-Sutter), you can understand why they made this book into a movie. Nelson uses extensive research when before he writes a novel and you can tell that he does because of all the intricate details (usually too much) in his novels. However, there aren't too many times in this book, if any, that make you ...more
As far as the book goes, I was intrigued and interested in finding out who the killer was, but I was far from sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the next thing to happen. I know very little about military protocols and treatment of different kinds of officers, so that was i ...more
The plot is crisp, the language simple and written in the first person & the humor subtle. The characters are introduced well & the setting of a military post is very vividly described. Its gripping, its interesting & the pace is even - a real page turner. I t ...more
I was not surprised when it was made into a movie and rated R because it was so graphic. It was a very interesting story and I would recommend it to someone who is not turned off by this kind of CSI ...more
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DeMille spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army where he attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United S ...more