His name is carefully guarded from the general public but within
the secretive inner circles of the ultra-rich Dr Alex Hoffmann is a
legend - a visionary scientist whose computer software turns
everything it touches into gold.
Together with his partner, an investment banker, Hoffmann has
developed a revolutionary form of artificial intelligence that
tracks human emotions, enabling it to predict movements in the
financial markets with uncanny accuracy. His hedge fund, based in
Geneva, makes billions.
But then in the early hours of the morning, while he lies asleep
with his wife, a sinister intruder breaches the elaborate security
of their lakeside house. So begins a waking nightmare of paranoia
and violence as Hoffmann attempts, with increasing desperation, to
discover who is trying to destroy him.
His quest forces him to confront the deepest questions of what
it is to be human. By the time night falls over Geneva, the
financial markets will be in turmoil and Hoffmann's world - and
ours - transformed forever.