An excellent read. I actually read The Gate House first, not having realized who Nelson Demille was, which is crazy, because we've all been exposed to his work. I realized that I had read The General's Daughter years ago, after I read The Gate House and this is my author of the year in my world! Obviously, I went back and read The Gold Coast and it was still great even though I knew what was going to happen in the second book. The book has the mafia man, Frank Bellarosa, trying to co-exist with the upper class in a not so subtle manner and the main character is a sarcastic lawyer, John Sutter. It takes place on the Gold Coast of Long Island and will entertain you to no end.