In this tense, riveting mind game, New York Times bestselling novelist Nelson DeMille delivers a suspenseful short story in the tradition of his classic military novels The General's Daughter and Word of Honor. A band of soldiers in its last month of service in Vietnam goes out on a patrol through enemy territory with a female sniper in its path. Recounting the mission in shattering and sometimes gruesome detail, DeMille creates a concise masterpiece of moody suspense.
Demille served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and saw combat in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader, earning a Bronze Star. He states that Rendezvous features a fictionalized version of himself from that experience.
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Probably not. I know it was meant to be short, but it was too short. You have no time to develop feelings for any of the characters. I also didn't have time to get too into it before it was over.
Oh yes, but only because this was not the first of his that I have read! I hope that others do not choose to hear this as your first DeMille experience, then they might not go back, which would be a tragedy for them.
Only one scene in the whole book to choose from! Haha
Stick to the full novels, this just isn't worth it unless you specifically only have a couple of hours to hear something.
Happy married mother of one, South African living in South Australia.
The writer got you into the scene very quickly. I felt fully submerged into the environment.
Yes. It is through the combination of writing style, pace and excellent narration.
Makes me want to explore other works by this author.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what would happen next and who would make it and who wouldn't. I knew the narrator, so to speak would make it, otherwise he wouldn't be talking, but getting there is most the suspense!
Short story (1 hour listen) about a combat patrol in Vietnam. Suspenseful and exciting as the patrol is followed by a female sniper. One by one, they are picked off...until the end.
I like good books
It was okay but no long enough
It was predictable
The narrartor was good, I like him
nope it did not
Please next time advertise that this book is only an hour long
Big mystery lover here! The picture is of my father who is suffering with dementia and my youngest daughter on her wedding day.
I wonder if Demille wrote this straight out of his own experience. It's about a patrol of 10 being hunted by a female sniper. Really suspenseful, well written an read short story.
fast paced, unexpected, compelling
I didn't know what to expect and I wasn't disappointed so to speak. Like "Up Country" and "Word of Honor" it is about deMille's time in Vietnam. American Platoon vs. Vietnamese sniper. But I don't want to give anything away here. The story is short enough to ruin it for everyone reading here if I say too much.
Hard to say really. Same as above. Don't want to call a spoiler alert.
No problem here, since it's only a short story :-)
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