Bull Street



A Wall Street Novel



Bull Street

The global financial crisis and an insider trading scam are the backdrop to this story of a starry-eyed MBA who collides with a corrupt world of Wall Street crooks in Saville Row suits.

As an investment banker for over 25 years, David’s friends have asked him, how could this world financial meltdown happen?  He’s answered them, how could it not happen?  When he got his first job on the Street he was a naive kid, but it didn’t take him long to find out Wall Street is full of con artists, misfits and swindlers, all with their hands on way too much money.

So he started thinking, what if a hungry young MBA lands a job at Wall Street's hottest investment bank and learns it's an insider trading ring centered around its biggest client?

And what if that client is basically an honest guy, but let himself get dragged into the ring years ago by the top Wall Street crooks?  And he learns the feds are zeroing in on him and he plans to do one last deal and escape to Switzerland with a pile of money before even his crooked partners find out.

So when the kid discovers irregularities that reveal the ring’s activities, he gets his fingerprints all over them.  The Wall Street crooks decide that's convenient, let’s frame him, and before the kid can go to the feds they’re already after him.  Now the kid sneaks out computer data documenting the ring, but realizes that’s not enough to clear him.  So he goes to the client and tells him the feds are after me, but I’ve got enough data to know you’re totally hosed.  So, why turn tail and run when we can team up to get the real crooks.  Together they hatch a plan to confront the crooks with the data and manipulate them into revealing the scheme to the feds.  But they have to do it before the feds throw them in jail or the Wall Street crooks figure it out and kill them.

Bull Street is the story of Richard Blum, a naive young Wall Streeter, who gives Harold Milner, a jaded billionaire, the chance for redemption, as they team up to bring down an insider trading ring before they wind up in jail or dead.

Cover photograph copyright 2005 © by Herman J. Lender