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The Gold Coast

by Nelson Demille

Grand Central Publishing | March 1, 1991 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Gold Coast is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world. Told from Sutter's sardonic and often hilarious point of view, and laced with sexual passion and suspense, The Gold Coast is Nelson DeMille's captivating story of friendship and seduction, love and betrayal.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 656 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1.32 in

Published: March 1, 1991

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446360856

ISBN - 13: 9780446360852

Found in: Adult
Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I ruined this by mistake. I had heard that DeMille was writing a sequel to this book a couple of months ago, and recently decided to pick up this tome in anticipation of the next in the series. About halfway through this enjoyable read, I read a newspaper review of the new book, and instantly had the ending of the Gold Coast spoiled. Nonetheless, I continued reading, and still found myself engrossed in the rich characterization and interesting plot. The ending, spoiled as it was, still provided some surprises, and I will certainly read the Gatehouse, Demille's follow up to this work.
Date published: 2009-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Classic The Gold Coast by Nelson Demille is one of the best books I have ever read, which is ironic since I avoided it for years. I had heard that it was not a typical Demille book and that it had received mixed reviews as a result. I agree that it's not similar to any of his other books, but it is still a witty, action filled story with clever and creative characters. This book inspired me to objectively take inventory of my own life and break it down to a simple level: what makes me happy and what is stopping me from pursuing that. I will definitely be reading this novel again.
Date published: 2008-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Survival of the Fittest If you can survive the first 300 pages of virtual monotony, you'll be happy you did as the last 300 pages are much more entertaining. The story wasn't terribly brilliant, but characters are neurotic enough to keep your attention. This novel was passable, but not nearly the page turner of DeMille's General's Daughter .
Date published: 2002-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read Couldn't put The Gold Coast down. Demille is brilliant!
Date published: 2000-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Gold Coast Another excellent read by Nelson Demille. Suggest you read it on a weekend as you won't be able to put it down once you start. Strongly recommend any of Demille's books to anyone who likes suspense, mystery, intrigue and just real good entertainmnet.
Date published: 2000-06-16

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The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast

by Nelson Demille

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 656 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1.32 in

Published: March 1, 1991

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446360856

ISBN - 13: 9780446360852

About the Book

Featuring a new Introduction by DeMille, this classic, #1 "New York Times" bestseller is set on the elite North Shore of Long Island, where a conventional socialite couple is unwittingly drawn into a shocking world of Mafia violence. Reissue.

From the Publisher

Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world. Told from Sutter's sardonic and often hilarious point of view, and laced with sexual passion and suspense, The Gold Coast is Nelson DeMille's captivating story of friendship and seduction, love and betrayal.

From the Jacket

Welcome to the Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world. Told from Sutter's sardonic -- and often hilarious -- point of view, and laced with sexual passion and suspense, THE GOLD COAST is Nelson DeMille's captivating story of friendship and seduction, love and betrayal.

About the Author

Nelson DeMille is the author of 18 acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House, The Lion, and The Panther. His other New York Times bestsellers include Wild Fire, The Gold Coast, and The General's Daughter. For more information on the author, you can go to www.NelsonDeMille.net.

From Our Editors

A Mafia don and a Wall Street lawyer come to powerful grips in this best-selling novel by top-rated suspense storyteller Nelson DeMille. Set on that chunk of land previously a possession of America’s wealthiest and most powerful persons, The Gold Coast describes in fascinating detail the sardonic John Sutter, an attorney with a fading aristocratic heritage and Frank Bellarosa, the gentleman thug who barges into his life. With artful prose, DeMille creates a web of intrigue and seduction, fascination and betrayal as the two men push their different worlds into a showdown.  

Editorial Reviews

"WHAT MAKES THE GOLD COAST GLITTER IS NELSON DEMILLE'S SHARP EVOCATION OF...BELLAROSA AND OF SUTTER, A WONDERFULLY SARDONIC, SELF-MOCKING MAN.... IN HIS WAY, MR. DEMILLE IS AS KEEN A SOCIAL SATIRIST AS EDITH WHARTON". -- New York Times Book Review

Appropriate for ages: 13