The Fear Index

Kobo ebook | September 29, 2011

byRobert Harris

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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.

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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 ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 29, 2011Publisher:Random HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1409039129

ISBN - 13:9781409039129

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly entertaining I enjoyed reading this book as I particularly like stories about financial markets. This story is a real roller coaster ride and it keeps you in suspense right until the end.
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr Great read in the typical Robert Harris style.
Date published: 2013-12-14