Donnie DeAnglo is a Vietnam veteran who has become a successful businessman and takes the next step in taking his company public only to find himself, and those he loves and cares for, in a battle that he did not expect nor seek to be in for not just control of his company but for the way of life he fought to defend in Vietnam. Dominic Certo and Len Harac take us through this battleground in their novel Gold In The Coffins (Harmita Press, 2015)
Gold in The Coffins is a gritty, hard hitting, and at times graphic novel about a man and his friends who believe in loyalty, teamwork, honesty, and transparency in work and life. It is a blue collar novel that pits hard working men against greedy white collar financiers who are about the dollar.
Once I started the novel I had to keep reading to see where the plot took me and how the primary conflict would be resolved. But at times the narrator spoke more like an newspaper editor or reporter than a story teller.
I liked this novel as it had great characters, a good plot line, and it engaged me. But it ended in a way that I did not expect and was a bit disappointed in. My Goodreads rating was 3 stars.
Note: I received a review copy of this book from Smith Publicity in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review.