The Fear Index

The Fear Index

Now a major TV drama



'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
    The Times

About the author

Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of fourteen bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave, Munich, The Second Sleep and V2. His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.
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