Download The Fear Index djvu

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by Robert Harris

Author: Robert Harris
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Language: English
Publisher: Arrow (June 18, 2012)
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.2
Other formats: azw lit txt mobi

The Fear Index is a 2011 novel by British author Robert Harris. It is set in a period of roughly 24 hours from the 6 May 2010-the date of the British general election and the Flash Crash.

The Fear Index is a 2011 novel by British author Robert Harris.

In The Fear Index, Harris creates from the thin air of cyberspace a financial thriller that's likely to unsettle the reader when . The late Michael Crichton did this kind of story well. In The Fear Index, Robert Harris does it fantastically.

In The Fear Index, Harris creates from the thin air of cyberspace a financial thriller that's likely to unsettle the reader when Wall Street bells toll. The High Noon–type showdown. brings the tale to a stunning and disturbing finish. San Francisco Chronicle. Christopher Reich, bestselling author of Rules of Betrayal Like the best novels of this genre, it offers something to chew on-and it’s entertaining.

And the Fear Index,’ added van der Zyl. ‘You know, a billion dollars of options on the Fear Index – my God!’ . The graphic showed a gentle wave pattern in the value of the volatility index as it had fluctuated over the past two trading days, the line rising and falling inside a narrow range. ‘You know, a billion dollars of options on the Fear Index – my God!’ It certainly was a hell of a lot, thought Quarry. However within the last ninety minutes it had definitely started trending upwards: from a base of around twenty-four points at the US opening, it had now climbed to almost twenty-seven. It was too early to say whether this marked a significant escalation in the level of fear in the market itself.

Mark Lawson is gripped by Robert Harris's ingenious financial thriller

Mark Lawson is gripped by Robert Harris's ingenious financial thriller. Grippingly dramatising the workings of the economy (I understood for the first time how hedge funds work), The Fear Index is, in another sense, an economic novel, not merely in its condensed time-scheme but its sparing wordage: though running to more than 400 pages, these are widely spaced and some carry fewer than 150 words.

Читать онлайн The Fear Index. He had found it waiting for him when he returned home from his office that evening, as soon as the New York markets had closed, a little after ten o’clock.

His name is carefully guarded from the general public but within. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. by. Robert Harris (Goodreads Author).

Robert Harris has written seven previous novels – Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost and . They have four children and live in a village near Hungerford in West Berkshire. Also by Robert Harris.

Robert Harris has written seven previous novels – Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium, The Ghost and Lustrum. For his collaboration with Roman Polanski on the film version of The Ghost, he won both the French César and the European Film Award for best adapted screenplay.

The title of Robert Harris’s new thriller, The Fear Index, comes from the volatility index, or VIX - also known as the fear index - which measures expectations of violent swings in the market, as Wall Street watchers know from the harrowing meltdown of 2008

The title of Robert Harris’s new thriller, The Fear Index, comes from the volatility index, or VIX - also known as the fear index - which measures expectations of violent swings in the market, as Wall Street watchers know from the harrowing meltdown of 2008. This fleet-footed, if sometimes hokey, novel takes place in the rarefied world of hedge funds, featuring one that has achieved huge returns by short-selling and using trading algorithms that thrive on panic.

Robert Harris's new novel The Fear Index races along as a thriller of high finance set during a single day: that .

Robert Harris's new novel The Fear Index races along as a thriller of high finance set during a single day: that of the Flash Crash. The Fear Index (which has a lot to say about the very rich - a group to which Harris himself now belongs but doesn't like) is ultimately a study in the total lack of morality of those who manipulate the markets.

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.