Gold in the Coffins

A taut tale of greed, murder, and revenge as combat-weary Marines take on the crooks of Wall Street. GOLD IN THE COFFINS follows the story of a tight band of retired Marines who bonded during a bloody tour of duty in Vietnam, only to find themselves facing a darker enemy back home, the demons of Wall Street. Donnie DeAngelo survived Vietnam and the rough streets of his childhood by never giving up the fight, whether his enemy was the Viet Cong or the mob. Defying all odds, he launched a successful coffee and food business, and decided to take his company public, but a Wall Street power broker has other plans for his business: force him and his comrades into bankruptcy and loot the spoils. When Donnie threatens to blow the whistle, his best friend winds up dead – and it looks like Wall Street has drawn first blood. Donnie and members of his former platoon are betrayed by the system they once fought to defend, leading them to conclude that revenge is a dish best served bloody.

Meet the Author

As a young Marine Corpsman, DOMINIC CERTO won Regimental and Division championships in boxing and track. While serving with the 7th Marines in Vietnam at the age of 18, he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam’s Meritorious Unit Citation of Gallantry and Sanctuary Counteroffensive, The Marine Corps Distinguished Service Award and several other medals. He went on to graduate from Northwest Missouri State University. Soon after service and college, his love for sports continued, bringing him to class titles in Mr. Northern States, Mr. North America then on to world judging status as a chief official of the IFBB professional division, appearing on ABC’s Wide World of Sports and NBC’s Sportsworld.

He has judged and produced the Mr. Olympia, trained several bodybuilding champions and coached the first professional team to tour China and Hungary. Dom “Nick” has been a guest on radio and TV and featured in the movie Pumping Iron 2. Certo earned the IFBB’s Silver Medal one of its highest honors, (also earned by Arnold Schwarzenegger). He was commissioned Vice President of the Professional Division and Director of all Professional Judging Worldwide.

He received Vega’s Writer Award for Prose in 1979, The Italian American Police Society’s Man of the Year and was Knighted by the Royal Family of The Reigning Order of St.John in Russia. Certo went on to become the CEO and principal of a national food service company. He brought it public in 2006 and fought to endure the Wall St. crash of 2007

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