Thursday, January 15, 2015

"Rendezvous" by Nelson DeMille: mini-review

I just finished "Rendezvous", a short story by Nelson DeMille.

(I listened to the audio version.)


"Rendezvous" is a long short story about a U.S. Army patrol in Vietnam that is "hunted" by a Vietcong sniper. 

The hook? The sniper is a young female, but she's as deadly and cold-hearted as any male enemy could be.

DeMille, as some readers will know, saw combat as a U.S. Army officer in Vietnam. Therefore, the authenticity is there, as is the tension. 

Because this is a short story, "Rendezvous" isn't filled with exceptionally memorable characters. However, the ending is quite haunting.

If you like this one, I would recommend DeMille's (rather lengthy) novel about Vietnam, Up Country.

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