Shortlisted for The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
His name is carefully guarded but within the secretive inner circles of the ultra-rich Dr Alex Hoffmann is a legend – a visionary 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. But then in the early hours of the morning, while he lies asleep with his wife, a sinister intruder breaches their security. So begins a waking nightmare as Hoffmann attempts to discover who is trying to destroy him. By the time night falls over Geneva, the financial markets will be in turmoil and Hoffmann's world – and ours – transformed forever.