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The Fear Index (2012)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Fiction
Subject Artificial intelligence - Fiction; Fiction - Suspense; Fiction - Technological; Fiction - Thrillers; Geneva (Switzerland) - Fiction; Hedge funds - Fiction; Scientists - Fiction
Publication Date 1/31/2012
Format Hardcover
Publisher W.B. Saunders Company
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
Description
A chilling contemporary thriller from Robert Harris set in the competitive world of high finance.Dr Max Hoffman is a legend. A physicist once employed on the Large Hadron Collider, he now uses a revolutionary and highly secret system of computer algorithms to trade on the world's financial markets. None of his rivals is sure how he does it, but somehow Hoffman's hedge fund -- built around the standard measure of market volatility: the VIX or "Fear Index" -- generates astonishing returns for his investors.Late one night, in his house beside Lake Geneva, an intruder disturbs Hoffman and his wife while they are asleep. This terrifying moment is the start of Robert Harris's new novel -- a story just as compelling and timely as his most recent contemporary thriller, The Ghost. Over the next 48 hours, as the markets edge towards another great crash, Hoffman's world disintegrates. But who is trying to destroy him?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Personal Details
Store Barnes & Noble
Purchase Price $11.64
Acquire Date 2/7/2012
Condition As New
Rating 0
Links Library of Congress
Product Details
Dewey 813
ISBN 9780307957931
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Cover Price $25.95
No. of Pages 288
First Edition No
Rare No