The Resource The fear index, Robert Harris

The fear index, Robert Harris

Label
The fear index
Title
The fear index
Statement of responsibility
Robert Harris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A visionary scientist creates a revolutionary form of artificial intelligence that predicts movements in the financial markets with uncanny accuracy. His hedge fund, based in Geneva, makes billions. But after an intruder breaks into his home, he has to try to discover who is trying to destroy him"--
Summary
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. Over the next 48 hours, as the markets edge towards another great crash, Hoffman's world disintegrates. But who is trying to destroy him?
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10030180
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Robert
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6058.A69147
LC item number
F43 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientists
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Hedge funds
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The fear index, Robert Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Hutchinson, an imprint of the Random House Group Ltd., London"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20234600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780307957931
Lccn
2011043472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0010036795
Label
The fear index, Robert Harris
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Hutchinson, an imprint of the Random House Group Ltd., London"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20234600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780307957931
Lccn
2011043472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0010036795

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