No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille is out with a military suspense thriller and a new writing partner — his son, screenwriter Alex DeMille. The Deserter features two Army investigators on the hunt in Venezuela for Kyle Mercer, a dangerous deserter who might know too much about a secret Pentagon operation. The military brass assigns Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor of the Criminal Investigation Division to 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 is secretly reporting to the CIA.
Guest host is Doug Stanton, also a bestselling author and cofounder of the National Writers Series.