Bank Notes is a novel about Wall Street and how ethical lapses, vengeful behavior, and manifestations of lust and revenge all impact that institution, often with unintended consequences. The story reminds us that our pasts always influences our future, many times in ways we never could have imagined. Nearly twenty years ago, Ellis Hord, working an undercover drug detail, crossed paths with an infamous Russian drug dealer, Nicholai Sidorov. During a bloody fire-fight with Ellis and his partner, Nicholai’s son was seriously injured and subsequently imprisoned. Today, Ellis is an investment banker at the largest financial services firm in the world and positioned to become the head of his division. As he deals with corporate politics and putting deals together, Nicholai is plotting to destroy Ellis life by killing everyone dear to him, including his dog. Ellis’s wife, Maggie, is a Manhattan ADA who works with the NYPD prosecuting violent felonies.