"The General's Daughter" is the first book I've read by Nelson DeMille, so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I discovered was a cleverly written, well plotted, page turner. The story grabs you and you can't put it down. It's a fairly complicated story with a lot of villains. If fact almost every character in the book is a jerk. The ending was good but unexpected. I highly recommend this work to anyone that enjoys mysteries, suspense, or military fiction.
She was an arm captain and the daughter of legendary General "Fighting Joe" Cambell when her body was found-naked and bound- on the firing range of Fort Hadley. This polical powder keg of a case goes directly to elite investigator Paul Brenner and rape specialist Cynthia Sunhill... and explodes. Behind the military code of honor, Brenner and Sunhill uncover trails of corruption-all leading to the golden girl's shocking secret life.
THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER
When a daughter of a post commander is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, a Criminal Investigation Divison Warrant officer is called to investigate the homicide. As he learns about the victims secret life, he finds sex is a predominant theme in the crime. Incredibly sad in parts and hilarious in others. This murder-mystery novel is much better than the movie by the same title!
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..a furiously fast read, a genuinely perplexing, involving mystery and an immensely likeable antihero, ..A GREAT READ
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 honor, Brenner and Sunhill uncover trails of corruption-all leading to the golden girl's shocking secret life.
Captain Ann Campbell is the daughter of General "Fighting Joe" Campbell. She is a West Point graduate, beautiful, bright, and the pride of Fort Hadley. Her raped and murdered body is found on the firing range, naked and spread-eagled, her hands and feet bound with tent rope -- but there is no sign of a struggle.
Every Nelson DeMille book I\'ve read has been great. I look for his name when I go to the bookstore. He is insightful, funny, and not afraid of high sexual fantasy. I read \"The General\'s Daughter\" recently on a long plane flight, and it made the time go quickly.
Captain Ann Campbell is a West Point graduate, the daughter of lengendary General "Fighting Joe" Campbell. She is the pridfe of Fort Hadley until, one mornign her body is found, naked and bound, on the firing range. Paul Grenner is a member of the army's elite undercover investigative unit and tha man in charge if this politicallly explosice case.
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 Sunhilland explodes. Behind the military code of honor, Brenner and Sunhill uncover trails of corruption--- all leading to the golden girls shocking secret life.
The Generals daughter is murdered and her body is found naked and bound on an Army Post firing range. She is a Captian in the Army. The murder is investigated by a member of the Army's elite undercover nvestigative unit. It is a compelling story involving the mystery of her shocking secret life coupled with military corruption.
Long before the John Travolta film of The General's Daughter (which the author extols in the foreword), Nelson DeMille's seventh mystery was the breakout hit of his career. The rapid-fire dialogue and scenes are cinematic, and the storytelling puts most movies to shame.
The book has three heroes: Paul Brenner and Cynthia Sunhill of the army's Criminal Investigation Division and Capt. Ann Campbell, found dead with her underpants around her neck on the firing range at Fort Hadley, Georgia. Brenner and Sunhill are lowly warrant officers, but as investigators they can theoretically arrest their superiors--as long as their case is airtight. This ups the tension level, as does the fact that Brenner and Sunhill once had an adulterous affair.
The chief problem, though, is too many suspects. Capt. Campbell, the daughter of the general who runs the base, is literally a poster woman for the New Army, a West Point grad and Gulf War hero who posed in a life-size recruitment poster. It's pinned up on her basement wall--and when the sleuths touch the poster it swings back to reveal a hidden playroom stocked with sex toys and videos of many army guys in pig masks and the captain in high heels. She was a high-IQ "two percenter"--and Brenner finds that two percenters often wind up on his desk as homicide suspects. Why is this one a victim? It has something to do with the collected works of Nietzsche on her bookshelf, corruption in high places, and the rag and bone shop of the heart.
This is one racy read, and it crackles with authenticity. DeMille is a Vietnam veteran who does for military justice what John Grisham does for civilians. --Tim Appelo
--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
After the wit and panache of his bestselling The Gold Coast , DeMille's latest effort may disappoint his fans. The author returns to his more customary stylish-suspense-novel mode but retains a smart-aleck narrator--here, Paul Brenner, of the Army's Criminal Investigation Division. At Fort Hadley, Ga., Ann Campbell, daughter of the post commander, is found murdered under bizarre circumstances. Brenner learns that Ann's entire personal life, in fact, veered toward the bizarre; she even had a secret basement "playroom" in her home. Moral turpitude runs riot at Fort Hadley, and Brenner must wade through muck of all sorts to discover the killer's identity. Too much muck, as it turns out: the detective work becomes repetitious, and suspense is unfortunately in short supply. Brenner's one-liners have none of the punch of John Sutter's wry observations in The Gold Coast --indeed, the device of a waggish narrator doesn't fit these proceedings; the wisecracks seem grafted on. So, too, does a resumed romance between Brenner and an old flame--we don't get a good enough picture of either to care about whatever sparks might fly. Characterization in general is fuzzy, though DeMille captures the often unquestioning regimen of life on a military base. One only wishes that his tale had more spirit and dash. Author tour.
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--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
When a professional military woman with a pristine reputation is found raped and murdered, a preliminary search turns up 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 may have wanted her dead.