The Fear Index

Harris - The Fear Index

Within the secretive inner circles of the ultra-rich Dr Alex Hoffmann is a legend – a visionary ex CERN 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…


International bestselling writer Robert Harris visited CERN for research for this thriller, which also sold to Hollywood. His bestselling novels include Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii and Imperium. For his collaboration with Roman Polanski on the film The Ghost, he won both a César and the European Film Award for best adapted screenplay.

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