Mark Costello

Finalist, 2002 National Book Awards

Costello’s first novel, Bag Men, was published in 1997 under the pseudonym John Flood. He used the pseudonym in order to distance his writing life from his career as a federal prosecutor in New Jersey.
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Big If

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ISBN 9780156027793 Atlantic Books / W.W. Norton & Co.

The Secret Service agents guarding the vice president steel their nerves to a multitude of dangers every day. When he runs for the top spot on the Democratic ticket, however, their personal lives may just be the biggest obstacle to keeping him safe. More about this book >

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Mark Costello

Costello’s first novel, Bag Men, was published in 1997 under the pseudonym John Flood. He used the pseudonym in order to distance his writing life from his career as a federal prosecutor in New Jersey.

Costello used his real name on his first book, Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present, which he co-wrote with David Foster Wallace in 1990.

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