Susan breaks free and shoots the son not killing him and before police arrive John ensures the sons death by not allowing the wound to clot. We believe addiction is a primary, chronic disease. I cannot believe that one of my favorite authors wrote such a piece of trash. It's largely a gone world, and John has returned because of the impending death of Ethel, a family retainer of her ex-wife, Susan. This integration process includes access to and use of recovery resources; life skills; vocational readiness and employment; mental and physical health resources; housing services; and education. His introspective first person mastery is the element that draws you in and keeps you there, moving with the characters. DeMille should have tried to write something fresh.
The main plotline is: Will the son of the mob boss Susan killed in The Gold Coast be out to get her? I'm half way through and am enjoying it. The Gate House cannot be more than a limp 3-star rating for me and 2 stars of that rating is simply because the book was written by DeMille. I read it in two days and while it was a bit repetitive in some places, it was necessary for the storyline, particularly if you had not read The Gold Coast. John left the country for a sail around the world after Susan, who had been having an affair with a Mafia don, shot and killed her lover. Maybe that's just me, perhaps some readers handle ambiguity better than I do. The Gate House starts on the right premise, then gets lost. All cabins have wireless internet service and telephone.
DeMille is using the Highschool Students way of padding a paper with repetition - large margin This book is not the sequel of The Gold Coast - at least not a decent sequel to The Gold Coast. There was so much action, though, this book kept me completely enthralled, despite my active dislike of one of the main characters. He can easily handle situations that would overwhelm you and me to the point of paralysis, and he can do it with a cool intelligence and a rapier wit that leave you panting with excitement, drooling with anticipation, and rolling on the floor in paroxysms of laughter. Which explains why, even though I just finished reading The Gate House, I can't wait to see what DeMille comes up with next. It isn't long before John and Susan's paths cross and they find that their mutual attraction resurfaces and the old passions reignite. DeMille is one of the great writers I've had the pleasure to read. .
I have seen several negative reviews that state there is no action, nothing happens, etc. John Sutter is a mewling pinhead dominated by his wife and only mans up toward the end of the novel. When The Gate House first came out, I had not yet read The Gold Coast, prequel to this book, so I read the earlier book first. I have to quibble with the speed at which he and Susan reconciled after her horrible betrayal. After John Sutter's wife, Susan, killed her mafia don lover he left the country.
Their passion is reignited and he realizes he must protect his soon-to-be wife while also dealing with her cantankerous parents who threaten to disinherit her if the remarriage occurs. DeMille spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army where he attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United S Nelson Richard DeMille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943 to Huron and Antonia Panzera DeMille, then moved with his parents to Long Island. Would you have enjoyed the last episode of The Sopranos as much if you hadn't seen the other 85 episodes first? His sarcasm, vulgarities, and obsessions got old fast. Sushi from is also available when ordering from the bar. The Gate House is so close to being a perfect novel that, if I had written it, I'd probably retire immediately, rather than risk following it up with something that couldn't possibly be as good. But all of this is window dressing to the real attraction of The Gate House, which is the dazzling dialogue and narrative.
DeMille, but you still lost me as a reader after The. At the end of the book Anthony and a fellow goon break into the house tie up Susan and vow to rape her in front of John and then kill John as revenge for his father. The estate was purchased in the Gold Coast, by the mafia neighbor of the Sutters, Anthony Bellarosa. I've got to admit to a little disappointment here. If you don't start the book with certain expectations you may enjoy the story. I love the first person account, the hero's wry sense of humor and his core values. And that was a step up for her! I am a little disappointed.
The rest will hope DeMille's next effort is more compelling. He came back to collect his American belongings since the women who owned the place was dying. Too bad, as I looked forward to a good read and didn't have much else here on hand. This is set in 2002, when John Sutter returns home for a funeral, and deals with an Iranian landlord, a possible hit by the mob don's son, his ex-wife and then his in-laws from hell. That is what they will find out.
Apparently, two books is it for them. And it's all centered in the gatehouse, his former home. The audio version had an interview with Nelson Demille at the end which I enjoyed. But DeMille is nearly as thought-provoking. If that is what you are looking for you will probably be disappointed. The Gate House by Nelson DeMille is a suspenseful story featuring attorney, John Sutter who is returning from a ten year sail around the world.
Being a master of story telling DeMille has carefully weaved the sub-plots into the master plot carefully and almost un-beknownst to the reader. I could not related to this book, so therefore I could not fully get me teeth into this book. . 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. After divorcing Susan, John sailed the world for three years, then built himself a new life in London.
I am a huge fan of Nelson DeMille and would enjoy his description of how grass grows. Ten years have passed since John Sutter's wife, Susan, killed her lover, a Mafia Don, and got little more than a slap on the wrist for her trouble. And while I can appreciate an unlikable character, he must be interesting. The re-hashing of the story over and over and over again is tiresome. I still highly recommend this book, though, I myself love the action thriller shoot em' up type novels, this book is an adventure in articulation with skillful image translation.