Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Vietnam Veterans Fight War on Wall Street in Action-Packed Thriller

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Vietnam Veterans Fight War on Wall Street in Action-Packed Thriller

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Donnie DeAngelo was a force to be reckoned with in the jungles of Vietnam. Faced with explosions that came close to taking his life, he was a young Marine filled with passion and purpose, willing to do whatever was necessary to eliminate the enemy. Now, years later, he is faced with a darker enemy at home--the wolves of Wall Street.

In Gold in the Coffins, bestselling author Dominic Certo, K.SJ and co-author Len Harac, Ph.D, reveal the story of a tight-knit band of retired Marines who bonded during a bloody tour of duty. After returning from decorated combat service in Vietnam, Donnie became the CEO and founder of a successful upscale restaurant chain that he builds into a major corporation. When he and his combat-weary comrades are persuaded to take their company public, they enter a treacherous journey through the battlefields of American business. Faced with bankruptcy, jail, and an even darker demise, the three friends are forced to take on the system they once fought to defend.


Inspired by his personal experiences while serving in the military and taking his own company public, Certo exposes the complexity of the American Dream as a mixture of greed and glory.

"Wars exist on a number of different levels," says Certo. "From combat missions to Ponzi schemes and conspiracy, people are challenged by corruption and broken institutions in the pursuit of their dreams. How they deal with the struggle is what makes them true warriors."

In this taut tale of greed, murder, and revenge, readers discover:

* The struggles of survival and read justment as veterans strive to attain the American Dream and transition to civilian life.

* How experiencing extreme tragedies can make you stronger, more committed to succeed, and establish unbreakable bonds.

* How the American system is broken, often exploiting the people who believe in it and defend it. …

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