Dr Brian Terry spent the first twenty years of his career in the City as a senior executive in two major US investment banks and a UK venture capital company, after which he has been a management consultant to innumerable companies around the world. Brian holds a PhD in Finance from Warwick Business School and, in his early days as an academic, has lectured and published extensively. He brings to this debut novel an intimate understanding of the major financial centres of London, New York and Hong Kong; the key players, policy makers and institutions involved; and the nuances of the carefully selected locations where the book takes place. Dark Pools, while fictional, it an authoritative, well researched,entirely plausible story loosely based on real events happening today. It reflects the political aspirations of China and the ease with which financial markets could be manipulated by super computers to bring about the economic downfall of America.