Scott Walker is one of the top traders for his company, but burnout is right around the corner. It is time to call it a career. With a computer program that scans current events and can give probabilities of future ones, Scott Walker almost has an unfair advantage against the competition. Just one more big hit, and Walker can sit on the beach with his biggest worry being what drink to order next.
When the DeepOmega program predicts a market collapse, Walker makes millions in a matter of minutes by short selling the market.
As they say, knowledge is power. And when you have big knowledge and make big money with it - well you are going to attract some big enemies who are willing to kill to know what Scott Walker knows.
After an explanation of how short selling works, the action picks up at a feverish pace and doesn't stop until the end. With all of the countries that Walker and his sidekick, Layla, travel to - it almost feels like you are getting an Economic & Geography lesson wrapped around evading the bad guys, murders, and close calls.
I don't want to give too much away and be a spoiler, but this has been one of the better action books that I have reviewed.
- Very strong characters, writing, and plot. It is obvious that the author did his research and knows his stuff.
- Characters that you slowly grow to like, just like making a fine wine, the end is worth the wait.
- I found myself thinking about the next move I would make as I read - only to find out that it would have been the wrong one most of the time! Nothing obvious, which kept it enjoyable.
- The beginning is just a little slow with the explanation of short selling. However, I can see where this was necessary since not every reader would be familiar with the concept. Don't let that scare you, knowledge of finance is not needed to enjoy this book!