Thorndike Press

The Deserter

  • Nelson DeMille
  • Alex DeMille
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  • ISBN-10: 1432881809
  • ISBN-13: 9781432881801
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs ( 1.02 kgs)
  • 884 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released November 2020

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After Captain Kyle Mercer of the Army’s elite Delta Force is captured in Afghanistan by the Taliban, the question is whether he actually deserted. A video sent to Mercer’s Army commanders leaves no doubt: the trained assassin and keeper of classified Army intelligence has willfully disappeared. A year later, Mercer is spotted in Caracas, Venezuela, and top military brass task Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor of the Criminal Investigation Division with bringing Mercer back to America. For Brodie, the daunting mission is made more difficult by his new partner’s inexperience, by their undeniable chemistry, and by Brodie’s suspicion that Maggie is reporting to the CIA.


Customer Reviews

“[O]utstanding . . . In typical DeMille fashion, the last hundred pages move along like a ballistic missile, exploding in a satisfying finale on a remote airstrip. DeMille and son provide it all in this rumble Through the jungle -authentic detail, lively dialogue, a vividly drawn setting, and an exhilarating plot.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“DeMille’s latest is a timely stay-up-all-night, nail-biting page-turner featuring his iconic tongue-in-cheek, articulate, rhythmic narrative. His affably irreverent protagonist, fantastic believable supporting characters, and tense, realistic Cuba-set scenes including some jaw-dropping revelations make this a must-read for his many fans.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“This is powerful, mythic stuff, like Confederate gold and Nazi treasure . . . As the true nature of the charter-boat owner’s job becomes clear and the betrayals begin, DeMille mounts a long, magnificent sequence with boat chases, helicopter rescues, and tracer fire. They’re all described in that visceral style the author has mastered.”

— Booklist

“The thriller charts a satisfying course. A good day’s work from an old pro.”

— Kirkus Reviews