The Fear Index, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Meet Alex Hoffmann: among the secretive inner circle of the ultra-rich, he is something of a legend. Based in Geneva, he has developed a revolutionary system that has the power to manipulate financial markets.

Generating billions of dollars, it is a system that thrives on panic - and feeds on fear. And then, in the early hours of one morning, while he lies asleep, a sinister intruder breaches the elaborate security of his lakeside home.

So begins a waking nightmare of paranoia and violence as Hoffmann attempts - with increasing desperation - to discover who is trying to destroy him - before it's too late ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780099553267

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Superman III set in a hedge fund (minus the Lycra). Contains implausible plot elements which will cause anyone who knows anything about AI or algorithmic trading to cringe, but despite that is taughtly plotted and evocative enough to be entertaining. Useful fodder for a couple of hours in an airport.

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I could not put it down. A real triller

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Tightly written thriller - hope this could never happen but given the antics of the banks it probably can. Too much financial detail but this can be skipped over.

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