The Gate House Author:Nelson DeMille #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 late... more »r, 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.« less
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ISBN-13: 9781600246685 ISBN-10: 1600246680 Publication Date: 10/28/2008 Edition:MP3 Una Rating:
Great book with the perfect narrator. Written in first person, such that the reader is privy not only to what the main character, John Sutter, is saying but also thinking. And he has a wry sense of humor, a sarcastic wit, but also a strong love for his ex- wife and kids. You have to like him, even though his humor is rather juvenile (and inappropriate) most times. Because the narrator portrays John Sutter so well, I think this book is probably better being listened to than read. I immensely enjoyed it. This was my first book by Demille so I had not read Gold Coast which was the prelude to this.. But I did not feel I was at a disadvantage. But this was so good, I will now read (listen to) Gold Coast and hope the experience is as satisfying..