Wall and Mean

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Wall and Mean

By Thomas Bernard

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393064827, 255pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

When the Brooklyn mafia sends two hitmen to collect, things turn ugly in a hurry: these boys have clearly never heard of a fair fight. George must scramble to keep his pursuers away from the bank and his family, while risking everthing on an all-or-nothing trade. Set in the glitter and grime of New York City during the bond-market boom of 1993, Wall and Mean is a fast-paced and surprising debut from a veteran of The Street.

About the Author
Thomas J. Bernard is professor of criminal justice and sociology at Pennsylvania State University and author of "Theoretical Criminology" and "The Cycle of Juvenile Justice." He also co-edited Carceral's previous book, "Behind a Convict's Eyes."