The Gate House

The Gate House

eBook - 2008
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Grand Central Pub
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille delivers the long-awaited follow-up to his classic novel The Gold Coast.

When John Sutter's aristocratic wife killed her mafia don lover, John left America and set out in his sailboat on a three-year journey around the world, eventually settling in London. Now, ten years later, he has come home to the Gold Coast, that stretch of land on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America, to attend the imminent funeral of an old family servant. Taking up temporary residence in the gatehouse of Stanhope Hall, John finds himself living only a quarter of a mile from Susan who has also returned to Long Island. But Susan isn't the only person from John's past who has reemerged: Though Frank Bellarosa, infamous Mafia don and Susan's ex-lover, is long dead, his son, Anthony, is alive and well, and intent on two missions: Drawing John back into the violent world of the Bellarosa family, and exacting revenge on his father's murderer--Susan Sutter. At the same time, John and Susan's mutual attraction resurfaces and old passions begin to reignite, and John finds himself pulled deeper into a familiar web of seduction and betrayal. In THE GATE HOUSE, acclaimed author Nelson Demille brings us back to that fabled spot on the North Shore -- a place where past, present, and future collides with often unexpected results.

Baker & Taylor
A sequel to The Gold Coast follows the homecoming of John Sutter, who finds himself living in close proximity to his ex-wife Susan and is targeted by her dead lover's mafia son Anthony, who would exact revenge by bringing John back into the violent world of the Bellarosa crime family.

Publisher: 2008
ISBN: 9780446799973
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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zipread
Jul 20, 2017

When you set out to read this book you are making a commitment: Gate House is over six hundred pages long. The plot is slow: sot of literary molasses. Every twenty or fifty pages or so I found myself asking "Why am I still reading this book?" Maybe you'll find the answer for yourself. On the whole I found this DeMille disappointingly devoid of any kind of action until you get to the last few pages where there is a complete turn-around.
My problem derives from the fact that I'd been reading DeMilles's John Corey novels. They're full of action: people being blown up, that sort of thing.
In Gate House, DeMille still gives you droll, self deprecation, sarcasm: all those things for which we've come to love DeM.

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10000mefest
Apr 05, 2017

LOVED THIS ONE!
Sharp wit, detail, sarcasm and awesome main character.
Excellent in just about every way!
*Recommended

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rahmmie
Oct 02, 2016

DeMille's follow up to The Gold Coast is good, just not memorable. The writing flows well and the characters are interesting but the subject matter just doesn't didn't have that much appeal for me

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ale716
Sep 23, 2015

I usually enjoy a DeMille novel but this one was not his best. The writing is good, but the author keeps repeating himself ad nauseum. The plot is slow and becomes even boring.

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mishimishi
Nov 14, 2013

This is the sequel to his story The Gold Coast and although it is not as good as the first book, it is also enjoyable. Mr. DeMille writes this story in the narrative and includes much "tongue in cheek" humor. I recommend this book, but I advise you read The Gold Coast first.

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jmdeinken
Sep 01, 2012

Great book!! Loved the humor--at times it was hard to determine whether the lines were actually spoken or only thought. Provided many good quotes to the friend who recommended the audio book. Agree with other reviewers--definitely 10 out of 10!!

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Molly2006
Dec 12, 2011

I thought this would never end. I like this author but not his best work

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queensgirl1963
Oct 19, 2011

I love Nelson DeMille and have read many of his books but this one seemed to go on and on and nothing exciting was happening. I could have skipped to the last 20 pages to finish the 800 page monster off. This book is a reason to have an eReader.

GMAFOR9 May 31, 2011

both of thee booke in the series have very long set ups . end is good for both

debwalker Nov 14, 2010

Another witty read from De Mille. Lots of good mafia jokes.

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