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'Could scarcely be more of the moment' THE TIMES
'Harris is a master of pace and entertainment' OBSERVER
Nothing spreads like fear . . .
In the secretive inner circle of the ultra-rich, Alex Hoffmann is a legend.
He has developed an algorithm for playing the financial markets that generates billions of pounds - and feeds on panic.
When one day his system is threatened by a terrifying intruder who breaches the elaborate security of his lakeside home, his life becomes a waking nightmare of violence and paranoia.
But who is trying to destroy him? And is it already too late?
'There are moments when this book feels so up to date it could have been written next week . . . spookily exciting' EXPRESS
'The Fear Index is a frightening book, of course, as, with its title, it intends. Harris has an excellent sense of pace' TELEGRAPH
The Fear Index could scarcely be more of the moment
Populist fiction at its best.
I would recommend The Fear Index. The writing is as elegant as ever.
Harris writes with a deceptively languid elegance, so that the novel straddles not only the crime and sci-fi genres but also that of literary fiction. A satisfying read on a number of levels, it is strongest as a character study of a man who discovers, pace Hemingway, the true meaning of the phrase "grace under pressure".
Robert Harris's eighth novel is a timely blockbuster of a thriller that takes the global financial meltdown as its backdrop, with nods to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein . . . An assuredly intelligent and deftly-paced novel, the fear of the protagonist is increasingly palpable as he's buffeted by genuinely unexpected spine-chilling twists. Perhaps the greatest thriller writer around, Harris has delivered his best work yet. A modern classic.
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