Donald R. Bernard and John Goldsmith Announce the Release of ‘Lingots’

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Two brilliant men enter the cutthroat world of the international gold market.

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We also draw attention to the concept that gold’s seemingly irrational movements when current economic indicators seem to not affect gold prices in the traditional manner.

In “Lingots” (published by Trafford Publishing), the 2008 French language novel by Donald R. Bernard and John Goldsmith which is getting a revived marketing push in 2013, readers dig deep into a story of international finance and politics which is drawn from the authors’ first-hand experiences.

It was the greatest hoard of gold in the world, which the American underworld had accepted as collateral for a loan that was in default. Two men were separately commissioned to secretly sell the gold to private investors to avoid a crisis on the world gold market. They found themselves in competition with a major international bank which saw an opportunity to manipulate the market fix of the century: the Gold Rush of 1979. In less than three weeks, the price of gold doubled, an event as sensational as the Wall Street crash of 1929.

An excerpt from “Lingots”:

“A novel. We could hire some writer to turn the story into a novel. Okay, he’d have to hype up the action disguise the identity of the bank, invent a lot of it – but the core, the market manipulation, he could expose in detail.”

Bernard and Goldsmith focused on delivering an exciting and compelling story about greed and financial gain to readers, but they made sure to ground the book in a reality that would be familiar to modern readers. “The intense interest in gold as an investment in today’s volatile economy is part of the appeal of ‘Lingots,’” explains Bernard. “We also draw attention to the concept that gold’s seemingly irrational movements when current economic indicators seem to not affect gold prices in the traditional manner.”

By Donald R. Bernard and John Goldsmith
Softcover | 6.14 x 9.21in | 368 pages | ISBN 9781425166755
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Donald R. Bernard retired as a commander after serving for 20 years in the U.S. Navy and ready reserve. He holds multiple degrees from the University of Texas, and he has practiced international law and engaged in international business for the past 25 years. Bernard wears many other professional hats, including licensed pilot and professor of international law, and he is a member of a number of professional organizations. He enjoys scuba diving, hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are the parents of three sons, Doren, Kevin and Koby.

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