Nelson DeMille
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Nelson DeMille

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. He graduated from Elmont Memorial High School, where he played football and ran track.

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 States Army (1966-69). He saw action in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division and was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

After his discharge, DeMille returned to Hofstra University where he received his bachelor's degree in Political Science and History. He has three children, Lauren, Alexander, and James, and resides on Long Island.

DeMille's first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978, and is still in print as are all his succeeding novels. He is a member of American Mensa, The Authors Guild, and is past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He is also a member of International Thriller Writers and was chosen as 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, Radiant Angel, and The Cuban Affair. He also co-authored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories to anthologies, and book reviews and articles to magazines and newspapers.

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    • The Panther

    • By: Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,776
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    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Corey and Brenner--it doesn't get any better!

    • By Janels on 11-01-12

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    • Plum Island

    • By: Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,854
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,763
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    Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks Nelson for bringing an oldy to AUDIBLE

    • By Paul on 12-03-10

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    • The Cuban Affair

    • By: Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,753
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,730

    Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat. Mac served five years in the army....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun read with a continuous build, ok finish

    • By Lily on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Night Fall

    • By: Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,017
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,372
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    Based on true events, but unlike anything you've ever heard before, New York Times best-selling author Nelson DeMille has created what may be his finest work to date....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive mix of fact & intriguing storyline

    • By Ms Discus on 11-28-04

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    • The Lion's Game

    • By: Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,719
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    To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and engaging

    • By CoCo on 12-26-02

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    • Radiant Angel

    • By: Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,639
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,318
    • Story
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    After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another John Cory Success

    • By R. Warren on 05-31-15

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    • Wild Fire

    • By: Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,711
    • Performance
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    It's up to Detective John Corey and his wife, FBI Agent Kate Mayfield, to unravel a terrifying plot that starts with an exclusive men's club and ends with a nuclear device....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but the series is getting forced.

    • By Joseph on 08-26-09

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    • The Lion

    • By: Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,562
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,547

    Detective John Corey now faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What happened to Scott Brick?!!

    • By JSR on 07-03-10

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    • The Charm School

    • By: Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,428
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,509

    Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly Good

    • By Char on 11-07-09

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Gold Coast

    • By: Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,116

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Smart, funny, sexy and just great! DeMille's Best!

    • By Charles Atkinson on 05-02-13

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