The Gold Coast - John Sutter, Bk 1 Author:Nelson DeMille 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 ... more »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.« less
Pamela L. reviewed The Gold Coast (John Sutter, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
This is one of my favorite books. I have given it to several of my family and friends as gifts throughout the years and they all responded how much they loved it! The characters draw you into the story so soon you feel like you know each personally. A great story that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
A very liberated husband and wife who are descendants of
Long Island's first settlers, rub shoulders and bodies
with each other and their Mafioso crime boss neighbor. They
are no match for the street wise gangster. Unlike this book,
which is original and funny, the sequel (The Gate House) is not.
I have read all of Nelson Demilles books, he is one of my favorite authors. This book is a different type of story than any others he has written and is one of my favorites. When I first started the book I really didn't think I would like it, however after a few pages I could hardly put it down.
I loved this book. The characters are fascinating. Interesting historical info about Long Island. Mr. Demille's descriptions are concise but easy to picture in my mind. I would love to see this book made into a movie.
One of the best writers out there. He's written many books but this is one of the best. Some may find it boring but the writing itself is worth the read. Great story, good plot, interesting characters who could ask for more!