The Gate House

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The Gate House
First edition cover
Author Nelson DeMille
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Warner Books
Publication date
28 October 2008
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 688 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0-446-53342-4 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 225870172
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3554.E472 G38 2008
Preceded by The Gold Coast

The Gate House, Nelson DeMille's sequel to The Gold Coast, was released on October 28, 2008.[1][2]

Plot Summary[edit]

The Gate House is the sequel to The Gold Coast, released by the aforementioned publisher. The book begins when John Sutter, former Wall Street tax attorney, returns to the Gold Coast of Long Island, NY for the imminent funeral of a family servant; Ethel Allard. On John's return to the United States he realizes that he has no standing line of credit, no money, no home, no friends and no family – that which he wants to speak to – and has therefore taken up residence in the gate house of Stanhope Hall, the ancestral manor of his ex-wife Susan Sutter. The mansion itself is huge and sits on 323 acres and has since been seized by the government after the former owner, Frank Bellarosa – the original antagonist from The Gold Coast – is charged with tax evasion and has his assets seized by the I.R.S.; therefore the government has sold the mansion to an Amir Nasim, an Iranian businessman and devout Muslim. John, realizing that Ethel has a life tenancy until she dies, takes up residence without notifying Mr. Nasim, for the purpose of both having a life tenancy and the fact that since the book takes place after 9/11, the relations between Muslims and Americans have become "frosty" at best. John had started a new life in London, after a 3-year sail around the world that finally landed him in London, England where he became a partner of a prestigious tax law firm in Britain and even got a new girlfriend named Samantha.

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  1. ^ "Nelson DeMille only does it better". New York Daily News. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "'The Gate House' fun read". The Post and Courier. 7 December 2008. Retrieved 22 October 2010.