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Nelson Richard DeMille (born August 23, 1943) is an American author. DeMille was born in New York City and resides in Garden City, New York, a village on Long Island. He is a graduate of Hofstra University and served in Vietnam. This is the song that never ends yes it gos on and on my friends some people started singing it not knowing what it was they just started singing it forever just becauseThis is the song that never ends yes it gos on and on my friends some... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,214. ... Garden City, New York is a village located in Nassau County, New York in the USA. The village is located 18. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. At 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and 7. ... Hofstra University is a private insitution of higher learning located in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (USA) founded in 1935 on the basis of the estate of wealthy businessman and heiress William and Kate Hofstra. ...


DeMille has also written under the names Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, and Brad Matthews.


DeMille often uses Long Island as a setting in his novels, for example in The Gold Coast, Plum Island, Word of Honor, and Night Fall. His most recent novels have followed two main characters, John Corey and Paul Brenner. At first, the story lines were completely separate, but there have been hints in the novels that they are part of a larger "DeMille Universe" that references events and characters in earlier novels, such as "The Gold Coast" and "The Charm School."


The fictional Army post in The General's Daughter was a combination of Fort Benning and Fort Stewart. Fort Benning is a military base facility of the United States military southwest of Columbus, Georgia. ... Fort Stewart is a census-designated place and U.S. Army post primarily located in Liberty County, Georgia, but also occupying significant portions of Bryan County, Georgia. ...


Recurring Characters

John Corey, a retired New York City police detective on special assignment for the F.B.I. He was introduced in "Plum Island" and reappears in "The Lion's Game" and "Night Fall."


Paul Brenner, an investigator for the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Division. He was introduced in "The General's Daughter" and reappears in "Up Country."


Kate Mayfield, an F.B.I. agent. Introduced in "The Lion's Game." She marries Corey and reappears in "Night Fall."


Colonel Burov/Boris Though not explicitly stated, DeMille hints that Burov, the antagonist in "The Charm School," is the same person as the mysterious "Boris," a character in "The Lion's Game."


Ted Nash, a CIA agent and arch-rival of Corey, who is introduced in "Plum Island" and reappears in "The Lion's Game" and in "Night Fall".


Col. Karl Hellman, Brenner's superior officer at the CID. Appeared in "The General's Daughter" and "Up Country."


Bibliography

  • By the Rivers of Babylon (1978), ISBN 0151152780
  • Mayday (1979, updated 1998) (with Thomas Block), ISBN 0446604763
  • Cathedral (1981), ISBN 044001140X
  • The Talbot Odyssey (1984), ISBN 0385293224
  • Word of Honor (1985), ISBN 044651280X
  • The Charm School (1988), ISBN 0446513059
  • The Gold Coast (1990), ISBN 0446515043
  • The General's Daughter (1992), ISBN 0446513067 (also a movie)
  • Spencerville (1994), ISBN 0446515051
  • Plum Island (1997), ISBN 044651506X
  • "Revenge and Rebellion", in The Plot Thickens, ed. by Mary Higgins Clark (1997), ISBN 0671015575
  • The Lion's Game (2000), ISBN 0446520659
  • Up Country (2002), ISBN 0446516570
  • Night Fall (2004), ISBN 0446576638

The Generals Daughter is a 1999 film starring John Travolta. ...

External links

  • The "official" DeMille webpage
  • 1985 audio interview with Nelsen DeMille by Don Swaim

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Nelson DeMille - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (369 words)
Nelson Richard DeMille (born August 23, 1943) is an American author.
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DeMille often uses Long Island as a setting in his novels, for example in The Gold Coast, Plum Island, Word of Honor, and Night Fall.
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