Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean with some yellowing due to age. 281 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1993. ISBN: 0671778420. Iris Thorne traded her job teaching the deaf for a career in Los Angeles' glittering financial district, where the day starts on Wall Street time at 6:00 am, and all of life's questions have numbers for answers.