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Nelson DeMille


(Nelson Richard DeMille)
USA (1943 - )

aka Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Brad Matthews

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 was a past president of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers ThrillerMaster of the Year 2015. 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, The Quest, and Radiant Angel. He also co-authored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery
 
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Nelson DeMille recommends

The Moscow Club (1991)
Joseph Finder
"One of the best plotted, best written and most believable novels yet written about political conspiracy."

Private Lies (1991)
Warren Adler
"Private Lies is as juicy and wicked a tale of love, lust, and adultery as Fatal Attraction. Warren Adler has a very fine ear for dialogue and a remarkable ability to plumb the depths of human passion and obsession. This novel should set the institution of marriage back ten years."

Boomer (1994)
Charles D Taylor
"Tom Clancy, move over... One of the best naval thrillers since Red October."

China Dome (1995)
William H Lovejoy
"Thoroughly engaging!"

The Man Who Lied to Women (1995)
(Kathleen Mallory, book 2)
Carol O'Connell
"Mallory is one of the most unique, interesting, and surprising heroines you've ever come across in any work of fiction."

Official Privilege (1995)
P T Deutermann
"P. T. Deutermann invents a new genre - a military detection novel with all the action, adventure and insider knowledge that we have come to expect from him. A must read."
Bloody Waters
Bloody Waters (1996)
(Lupe Solano, book 1)
Carolina Garcia-Aguilera
"Smart."
Bitter Truth
Bitter Truth (1997)
(Victor Carl, book 2)
William Lashner
"A terrifically entertaining and scary novel."

Remote Control (1997)
(Dr. Alan Gregory, book 5)
Stephen White
"Dark and fascinating... Stephen White writes thrillers of the first order."
Ladies of the Night
Ladies of the Night (1998)
John Westermann
"John Westermann is the East Coast Wambaugh: tough, funny, ironic, and real... Ladies of the Night is Primary Colors with guns."
The Elvis and Marilyn Affair
The Elvis and Marilyn Affair (1999)
(Neil Gulliver and Stevie Marriner, book 1)
Robert S Levinson
"One of the funniest, sexiest, and best written novels to come along in years."
Y2K
Y2K (1999)
R J Pineiro
"His writing has the force and polish of a veteran suspense novelist."

Scavenger (2000)
Tom Savage
"As good and surprising as anything I have read in years. Do not peek at the last page!"

The Runner (2000)
Christopher Reich
"THE RUNNER is a wonderful novel, a sophisticated story of conspiracy, treachery and political intrigue populated by larger-than-life characters."
On Ice
On Ice (2000)
David Ramus
"Absolutely engrossing... Ramus' writing is as good as it gets."

Bad Boy (2001)
Olivia Goldsmith
"Olivia Goldsmith at her best."

Luci in the Sky (2001)
Chris Fox
"A breathtaking 21st century spy novel."
Conclave
Conclave (2001)
(Holy See Trilogy, book 1)
Greg Tobin
"A wonderful book... A beautifully rendered story of faith and devotion, blended with good old-fashioned intrigue and adventure."

Black Water Transit (2001)
Carsten Stroud
"You're not going to put it down."
The Bishop Goes to the University
The Bishop Goes to the University (2002)
(Father Blackie Ryan, book 14)
Andrew M Greeley
"A master storyteller."
The Fourth Perimeter
The Fourth Perimeter (2002)
Tim Green
"Tim Green is a master."
Derailed
Derailed (2002)
James Siegel
"Intense and startling...a top-notch novel of suspense with unexpected twists that are shocking and satisfying...will keep readers hooked to the last page. With complex characters, tight plotting, and powerful writing, DERAILED is high-quality entertainment."

The Da Vinci Code (2003)
(Robert Langdon, book 2)
Dan Brown
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. The Da Vinci Code is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
Dead Ringer
Dead Ringer (2003)
(Rosato and Associates, book 8)
Lisa Scottoline
"Lisa Scottoline's legal suspense novels are a law unto themselves - biting humor, social satire, snappy dialogue, and surprising plot twists."

Flash Point (2003)
Paul Adam
"Wonderfully plotted, fast-paced and refreshingly original."

The Last Good Day (2003)
Peter Blauner
"Mesmerizing... a masterpiece."
Hawke
Hawke (2003)
(Alex Hawke, book 1)
Ted Bell
"Hawke is a fast-paced adventure...truly an exciting read."
Takedown
Takedown (2003)
(Gavin Pierce, book 2)
W G Griffiths
"W. G. Griffiths enters the world of Rice, King and Straub."
Murderers Prefer Blondes
Murderers Prefer Blondes (2003)
(Paige Turner Mysteries, book 1)
Amanda Matetsky
"This is more than a murder mystery; this is great writing by a fresh talent."
Mortal Remains
Mortal Remains (2003)
(Earl Garnet, book 4)
Peter Clement
"Exciting and original."
The Final Procedure
The Final Procedure (2004)
Stan Pottinger
"This isn't just great suspense, but a kind of mind terror you can't forget."

Pride Runs Deep (2005)
(Jack Tremain Submarine Thriller, book 1)
R Cameron Cooke
"A great submarine story, on par with The Hunt for Red October."

Legacy of Masks (2005)
(Mary Crow, book 4)
Sallie Bissell
"Mary Crow is one of the toughest and sharpest investigators in the genre and totally captivating."
Corrupts Absolutely
Corrupts Absolutely (2005)
(Leah Berglund and Elliott Delgado, book 1)
Alexa Hunt
"[A] suspense novel of the highest order and grandest scale."

Heat Sync (2005)
Wes DeMott
"Wes DeMott not only writes well, he writes with passion and conviction."

Don't Close Your Eyes (2005)
(Stephanie Chalice, book 1)
Lawrence Kelter
"Lawrence Kelter reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum."
I'll Never Be Long Gone
I'll Never Be Long Gone (2005)
Thomas Christopher Greene
"Thomas Christopher Greene is a major new voice in American fiction."

Everything After (2006)
Sharon Pywell
"The story of a good family pushed to extremes. An evocative and haunting look at lives darkened by the shadow of war."
Resistance
Resistance (2006)
Daniel Kalla
"Daniel Kalla joins a select list of doctors who know how to keep you up all night with their writing."
Leapholes
Leapholes (2006)
James Grippando
"James Grippando is a very inventive and ingenious storyteller."

Sign of the Cross (2006)
(Payne and Jones, book 2)
Chris Kuzneski
"Chris Kuzneski is a remarkable new writer, who completely understands what makes for a good story: action, sex, suspense, humor, and great characters."
Gambit
Gambit (2008)
(Cameron Talbot, book 2)
Karna Small Bodman
"A truly frightening story with the crystal ring of truth and authenticity, well written and plotted and as topical as a novel can get."

Bad Things Happen (2009)
(David Loogan, book 1)
Harry Dolan
"A wonderfully moody and atmospheric story reminiscent of the masters of the noir mysteries. Tightly plotted, sophisticated, and engrossing, this is a winner."

Outlaw (2009)
(Outlaw Chronicles, book 1)
Angus Donald
"As fast-paced as a charging warhorse. Superb!"

Among Thieves (2009)
(Scott Finn, book 3)
David Hosp
"A top-notch tale... fast-paced and gritty; Hosp knows his stuff, and it shows in this suspense."

The Dead Detective (2010)
(Dead Detective , book 1)
William Heffernan
"Heffernan is a master of scene, setting, characterizations, plot, and dialogue."

Don't Ever Get Old (2012)
(Buck Schatz, book 1)
Daniel Friedman
"Wonderfully original and totally engrossing."

The Sixth Station (2013)
Linda Stasi
"A hell of a religious thriller."

Beloved Enemy (2013)
(Jack McClure, book 5)
Eric Van Lustbader
"The master of the smart thriller."

Fletcher's Glorious 1st of June (2015)
(Fletcher, book 2)
John Drake
"Swashbuckling adventure on the high seas."

Since She Went Away (2016)
David Bell
"David Bell is a natural storyteller and a superb writer."


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