Marc Elsberg

  • Greed

  • A spine-chillingly realistic thriller on the horrors of freewheeling capitalism
    By the bestselling author of Blackout and Code Zero

    'Marc Elsberg is nothing if not prescient' GUARDIAN

    The world economy is in freefall. But one group are doing just fine: the super-rich.

    Herbert Thompson, renowned Nobel prize-winning economist, is on his way to Berlin to give a speech. He plans to reveal a groundbreaking formula that will halt the economic downturn and bring prosperity for all. On the way, he is killed in a car accident.

    A young cyclist, Jan, sees it all. He is determined to find out more. But there are powerful forces, ready to go to any lengths, to keep him silent.

    Can anyone stop the meltdown before it’s too late?


    ‘Fast, tense, thrilling, timely. This will happen one day’ LEE CHILD

    ‘Dazzling’ Times Book of the Month

    'Both gripping and visionary' rbb Kulturradio

    'Elsberg succeeds in combining complex storylines into one breathtaking tale of suspense' BILD

    'Part Dan Brown-style chase and part eco-thriller, this debut will get people talking' BOOKLIST US

RELEASED 23/07/2020

Marc Elsberg (Author) Marc Elsberg is a former creative director in advertising. His debut thriller, the high-concept disaster thriller BLACKOUT, became a bestseller and one of the most successful thrillers of its kind in Germany. He has also given a TEDx talk on the subject of the horrors of an electrical grid failure. BLACKOUT and his follow-up, CODE ZERO were selected as Scientific Book of the Year in Germany. BLACKOUT was named Thriller of the Month by the Times. His latest bestselling thriller, GREED, contains cutting-edge research on the economy. He lives in Vienna, Austria.