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“The Gate House” by Nelson DeMille Hits #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List

(wwww.readitnews.com, Nov. 10, Anthony Jones)

The Gate House, the new thriller from Nelson DeMille, debuts at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. The Gate House is the sequel to DeMille’s 1990 bestseller The Gold Coast, which also featured characters tax attorney John Sutter and his now ex-wife Susan Sutter.

After her affair with a Mafia don ended in fatal result, the new book follows the Sutters who become the target of the Mafia don’s son. The Gate House is DeMille’s first #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List since 2004’s Night Fall. It is his third overall #1 book on the list as well.

Vince Flynn‘s latest political thriller, Extreme Measures, moves down a spot to #2 this week. Extreme Measures is the latest thriller centered around counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp who teams up with his protégé, Mike Nash, to fight a terrorist cell.

The Brass Verdict, by author Michael Connelly, moves down to #3 this week. The novel teams two of Connelly’s most successful characters, defense attorney Mickey Haller and detective Harry Bosch, who come together to solve the case of a Hollywood murder while encountering danger themselves.

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks, a romantic story of an Iraq soldier who goes in search of the smiling woman he only knows from a photograph, moves down a spot to the #4 position.

The latest Danielle Steel novel, A Good Woman, debuts on the New York Times Best Seller List at #5. This makes Danielle Steel’s 74th best-seller. In A Good Woman, a woman loses her family to the Titanic sinking, leaves for France during wartime and returns to the New York she once left behind. The book also marks Steel’s third bestseller just this year. She also released Rogue and Honor Thyself earlier in the year.

Oprah’s Book Club pick The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski is at #6 this week, while Bones, by Jonathan Kellerman, is at #7 this week. Bones, the 23rd book in the Alex Delaware series, finds the L.A. consulting psychologist on a case where four female bodies are found all with their right hands missing.

Rough Weather by Robert B. Parker is at #6, Testimony by Anita Shreve, and Wicked sequel A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire round out the top 10 for the fiction list.

On the Non Fiction list, the story of the kitten left in the return slot of an Iowa library and the lives of everyone it touched, Dewey, is #1 once again on the New York Times Non Fiction List. The book, written by Vicki Myron and Brett Witter, has been described as the feline answer to Marley & Me.

Little changes on the Non Fiction list this week with Against Medical Advice by mystery writer James Patterson, along with Hal Friedman, moving down a spot to #2 this week. The book tells the story of a family’s struggle to get treatment for their son’s Tourette’s syndrome.

The Snowball by Alice Schroeder, the story of the life of billionaire Warren Buffet, is at #3 this week. Bill O’Reilly’s latest, A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, moved up to #4 this week.

The only notable debut on the list came in at #10, with Philip Norman’s take on the life of John Lennon appropriately titled: John Lennon.