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Nelson DeMille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943. He attended Hofstra University for three years, then joined the Army and went to Officer Candidate School. He was commissioned a First Lieutenant and served in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader with the First Calvary Division. He received the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry while in the service. He eventually returned to Hofstra University and received a degree in political science and history. His first writings were NYPD detective novels, but his first major novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, was published in 1978. His other works include Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, The General's Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Quest. His New York Times bestsellers include Radient Angel and The Cuban Affair. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Plum Island 3,002 copies, 54 reviews
Night Fall 2,701 copies, 44 reviews
The Lion's Game 2,687 copies, 39 reviews
Wild Fire 2,369 copies, 45 reviews
The Gold Coast 2,106 copies, 28 reviews
The General's Daughter 2,100 copies, 30 reviews
The Charm School 1,994 copies, 45 reviews
Up Country 1,921 copies, 27 reviews
The Gate House 1,625 copies, 58 reviews
Spencerville 1,335 copies, 13 reviews
The Lion 1,197 copies, 35 reviews
Cathedral 1,193 copies, 15 reviews
Word of Honor 1,153 copies, 15 reviews
By The Rivers of Babylon: A Novel 1,042 copies, 10 reviews
The Panther 937 copies, 43 reviews
Mayday 821 copies, 18 reviews
The Talbot Odyssey 788 copies, 6 reviews
The Cuban Affair 667 copies, 41 reviews
Radiant Angel 640 copies, 31 reviews
The Quest 578 copies, 22 reviews
The Deserter 299 copies, 16 reviews
The Book Case 180 copies, 10 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 (Editor & Introduction) 130 copies, 1 review
Impulse 106 copies, 1 review
Rendezvous 72 copies, 5 reviews
Deceptions 69 copies
The Lie 51 copies
The Rich and the Dead (Editor, Introduction & Contributor) 48 copies
Death Benefits 39 copies, 1 review
The Hammer of God 36 copies, 2 reviews
The Smack Man 25 copies, 1 review
The Sniper 22 copies, 1 review
Cannibal 19 copies
Getaway 16 copies
The Death Squad 12 copies
Hitler's Children 8 copies, 1 review
Killer Sharks 4 copies
Kirjavaliot 2 copies
Luumusaari 1 copy
O Traidor 1 copy
The Plot Thickens [Anthology 11-in-1] (Contributor) 303 copies, 7 reviews
Tales of Terror (Contributor) 275 copies, 2 reviews
MatchUp (Contributor) 259 copies, 21 reviews
Dangerous Women (Contributor) 116 copies, 2 reviews
The General's Daughter [1999 film] (Original book) 86 copies, 1 review
Tales to Take Your Breath Away (Contributor) 71 copies

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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, The Cuban Affair and The Deserter. 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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aka Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Michael Weaver, and Brad Matthews.

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