The global economy is threatened with collapse in a compelling international thriller set in the financial markets around the world. Professor Wallace Bradley, the Nobel Prize-nominated Oxford economist, is obsessed with one thing: the financial destruction of the world's second economic superpower, Japan. To achieve his aims he creates 'The Pegasus Forum', an Oxford philosophical society, and recruits as undergraduates a group of idealistic collaborators, unaware of his personal motivation, who rise over the years to positions of influence from which they deliberately start a financial wildfire to threaten world stability. They are pursued in their plot by investigative journalist James Emerson, who begins to uncover evidence of a conspiracy as he follows the exploding financial crisis around the globe for his newspaper. As the financial wildfire blazes out of control, with Emerson in hot pursuit, Wallace Bradley prepares to deliver the coup de grace to his ultimate nemesis, Japan. Before doing this he cannot resist visiting Tokyo to confront an old man, the human embodiment of his hatred for that country. The novel reaches its climax as the two men meet...
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David Schofield worked in the City for fourteen years and was closely involved professionally in the events which surrounded the Japanese financial collapse in 1997. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
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Book Description Pocket Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0743467795