The Fear Index

A chilling contemporary thriller from Robert Harris set in the competitive world of high finance.

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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?

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Format
Paperback
ISBN-13
9780091936976
Language
English
Number of pages
336
Manufacturer/Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Author(s)/editor(s)
Robert Harris
ISBN-10
0091936977
Release date
January 09, 2012
Brand
CANADIAN MASS MEDIA INC
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30308303
UPC
978009193697
SKU
10138845

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