Nelson DeMille

The General's Daughter by Nelson DeMille

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The General's Daughter - signed first edition - 1992

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Author Nelson DeMille

Nelson DeMille, born on August 23, 1943, is a highly successful and prolific American author known for his captivating thrillers and suspense novels. Born in Jamaica, Queens, New York, DeMille's early life and education laid the foundation for his later career as a bestselling writer. After graduating from Elmont Memorial High School, DeMille attended Hofstra University, where he earned a degree in Political Science and History. Following his education, he served in the United States Army, achieving the rank of First Lieutenant and participating in the Vietnam War. His military experiences would later influence and feature prominently in some of his novels.

Nelson DeMille's literary career took off with the publication of his debut novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, in 1978. However, it was the release of The Charm School in 1988 that catapulted him to widespread recognition. Known for his meticulous research and attention to detail, DeMille crafts compelling narratives often set against geopolitical backdrops, espionage, and military themes. One of his most iconic characters is former NYPD detective John Corey, introduced in the novel Plum Island (1997). The character of John Corey has become a recurring figure in several of DeMille's subsequent novels, including The Lion's Game (2000), Night Fall (2004), and The Panther (2012). DeMille's storytelling often combines elements of suspense, humor, and intricate plot twists, earning him a dedicated fan base. Many of his works have become bestsellers, with several adapted into feature films or television series. Notable among these is The General's Daughter (1992), which was turned into a successful movie starring John Travolta.

Throughout his career, Nelson DeMille has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the thriller genre, including recognition from the Mystery Writers of America. His novels have consistently topped bestseller lists, reflecting his widespread popularity and the enduring appeal of his storytelling. In addition to his standalone novels and series featuring John Corey, DeMille has explored various themes, ranging from historical fiction to political intrigue. His ability to blend compelling characters with intricate plots has solidified his position as one of America's preeminent authors in the thriller genre. As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, Nelson DeMille continues to write and publish new works, captivating readers with his suspenseful storytelling and literary prowess.


The General's Daughter - Paul Brenner Series Book 1

Captain Ann Campbell is a West Point graduate, the daughter of legendary General "Fighting Joe" Campbell. She is the pride of Fort Hadley until, one morning, her body is found, naked and bound, on the firing range.

Paul Brenner is a member of the Army's elite undercover investigative unit and the man in charge of this politically explosive case. Teamed with rape specialist Cynthia Sunhill, with whom he once had a tempestuous, doomed affair, Brenner is about to learn just how many people were sexually, emotionally, and dangerously involved with the Army's "golden girl." And how the neatly pressed uniforms and honor codes of the military hide a corruption as rank as Ann Campbell's shocking secret life.

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Here is an intriguing and sophisticated murder mystery of an upstanding military officer - the base commander's daughter who's been leading an unsavory double life.

When a professional military woman with a pristine reputation is found raped and murdered, a preliminary search turns up certain paraphernalia, and sex toys that point to a scandal of major proportions, The chief investigator is reluctant to take the case when he learns that his partner will be a woman with whom he had a tempestuous affair and an unpleasant parting. But duty calls and intrigue begins when they learn that several top-level people may have been involved with the "golden girl" and many have wanted her dead.

 It's Nelson DeMille at his best exciting, suspenseful and highly provocative.

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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.

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