The Coin of the Realm by Roger Dubin
Approx. 85,070 words.
Published on May 22, 2010.
Rick Weisman, a young American merchant seafarer, inherits a priceless relic of the Romanov dynasty, and the legend which has followed it through the ages: that he who bears the Zevi Coin will be led to whatever his soul is seeking, be it love, gold, glory, or God. So begins Rick's journey across the Atlantic and into the labyrinth of North Africa. What he finds there will change his life forever.