The Coin of the Realm

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.

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About Roger Dubin

I was born in New York City, raised there and on Long Island. At the age of sixteen and just graduated from high school, I lied my way into the Merchant Marine and shipped out on a tramp freighter bound for North Africa. A seminal experience, as the saying goes, which eventually provided the backdrop for my first novel, The Coin of the Realm.

With the seafaring itch scratched, I came home and embarked on what became a series of regrettable forays into several colleges—the regret was mutual, mine and the colleges’—then for a decade worked on-and-off as a musician, including a few years as a starving songwriter in Hollywood. Between gigs and recording spurts, I wrote news copy and ad copy, and that led to an award-winning career as an executive in the cruise and travel industries, principally in San Francisco, Hawaii, and New York. Finally I got off the corporate merry-go-round and climbed aboard the consulting roller-coaster, which I'm still riding today. My lovely wife and I make our home in northern Arizona, and we've been blessed with two amazing children, now grown into exceptional young adults.

I'm currently working on a new novel.


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