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Nelson Demille

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.

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 Night Fall.

The fictional Army post in The General's Daughter was a combination of Fort Benning and Fort Stewart