*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
An “outstanding” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) blistering thriller featuring a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his enigmatic female partner, and their hunt for the Army’s most notorious—and dangerous—deserter from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille.
When Captain Kyle Mercer of the Army’s elite Delta Force disappeared from his post in Afghanistan, a video released by his Taliban captors made international headlines. But circumstances were murky: Did Mercer desert before he was captured? Then a second video sent to Mercer’s Army commanders leaves no doubt: the trained assassin and keeper of classified Army intelligence has willfully disappeared.
When Mercer is spotted a year later in Caracas, Venezuela, by an old Army buddy, top military brass task Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor of the Criminal Investigation Division to fly to Venezuela and bring Mercer back to America—preferably alive. Brodie knows this is a difficult mission, made more difficult by his new partner’s inexperience, by their undeniable chemistry, and by Brodie’s suspicion that Maggie Taylor is reporting to the CIA.
With ripped-from-the-headlines appeal, an exotic and dangerous locale, and the hairpin twists and inimitable humor that are signature DeMille, The Deserter is the first in a timely and thrilling new series from an unbeatable team of True Masters: the #1 New York Times bestseller Nelson DeMille and his son, award-winning screenwriter Alex DeMille.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
You don’t normally pick up a military thriller expecting a steady flow of droll, deadpan humor. Or maybe you do if you’re a Nelson DeMille fan. The best-selling author is all about combining edge-of-your-seat suspense with dark wit—and this novel, about the global search for a Special Forces soldier who went AWOL in Afghanistan, nails that combination perfectly. He’s teamed up with his son Alex, and they manage to turn up the heat in just the right places, loading a twisting narrative with juicy behind-the-lines details to set the scene. Readers with a passion for both breathless action sequences and sharp, witty prose will love this one.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Great story and a very enjoyable read, but the ending was abrupt and sudden...like The Sopranos fade to black ending
That being said I’m looking forward to a sequel...
Utter waste of my money
DeMille must be getting paid by the word.
One of the best books I’ve ever read. Can’t recommend it highly enough.