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.