A Calculated Risk has often been credited as the first true “insider” computer caper novel, with a plot that proves the adage “Information is Power.”
Verity Banks — angered that her bosses refuse to beef up bank security — decides to knock over the world’s largest bank, along with the international money transfer systems, and (with a little challenge from a friend) the world’s stock exchanges, to boot! A tale of corruption, greed, and duplicity within the corporate financial arena, this breathtaking ride through world money markets set the pace for today’s financial thriller.
New York Times Notable Book
A Calculated Risk had a fabulous reception — not only in the literary section, but in the financial media and in university business courses. During the financial meltdown of 2009, perhaps as an “exemplary tale,” it has suddenly reappeared on many independent bestseller lists!