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.
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.
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
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