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Nelson DeMille

Biography

Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943 to Huron and Antonia (Panzera) DeMille. He moved as a child with his family to Long Island. In high school, he played football and ran track.

DeMille spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army and attended Officer Candidate School. He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army (1966-69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

DeMille returned to the States and went back to Hofstra University where he received his degree in Political Science and History. He has three children, Lauren, Alexander and James, and still lives on Long Island.

DeMille's earlier books were NYPD detective novels. His first major novel was BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON, published in 1978 and still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He is a member of The Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa. He holds three honorary doctorates: Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University, Doctor of Literature from Long Island University, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College.

Nelson DeMille is the author of BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON, CATHEDRAL, THE TALBOT ODYSSEY, WORD OF HONOR, THE CHARM SCHOOL, THE GOLD COAST, THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER, SPENCERVILLE, PLUM ISLAND, THE LION'S GAME, UP COUNTRY, NIGHT FALL, WILD FIRE, THE GATE HOUSE, THE LION, THE PANTHER and THE QUEST. He also co-authored MAYDAY with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews and articles to magazines and newspapers.

Books by Nelson DeMille

by Nelson DeMille - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted in one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East to track down a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative called The Panther. John and Kate don't know the entirety of their mission, but they know there is more to it than meets the eye.

by Nelson DeMille - Fiction, Thriller

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.