‘Flash Boys’ Critic Publishes Financial Conspiracy Novel

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University of Alaska professor, Holly A. Bell, best known for her criticism of Michael Lewis’ ‘Flash Boys’ and commentary on high frequency trading and financial market regulation has chosen global-scale financial market conspiracy as the subject of her debut novel, Trading Salvos.

Professor Holly A. Bell

Trading Salvos is a genre-bending novel that mixes a suspenseful murder mystery and financial crime thriller with elements of non-fiction plucked from today's headlines.

In the spirit of the Henry Spearman novels written by University of Virginia professors William L. Breit and Kenneth G. Elzinga, who used crime novels as a means of demonstrating economic principles, Professor Holly A. Bell has chosen fiction as the medium to explore potential threats to global financial market security. Released June 11th, "Trading Salvos: A Kate Adams Novel" has already spent time on Amazon's Financial Thriller and Organized Crime bestseller lists during its premiere week.

Trading Salvos is a genre-bending novel that mixes a suspenseful murder mystery and financial crime thriller with elements of non-fiction plucked from today’s headlines. The artful combination leaves the reader wondering ‘what if?’.

Starting from what she knows best, Dr. Bell’s protagonist is an Alaskan finance professor named Kate Adams who escapes to the remote Alaska wilderness following her husband’s mysterious death to get back on her feet and complete a research sabbatical. But even in her isolation she can’t shake one nagging question: What was her husband working on before he died? As Kate continues her research into unusual financial phenomena across the globe, a complex financial conspiracy emerges and suddenly her husband’s death doesn’t look so accidental.

Dr. Bell is currently working on a second book in the series. Trading Salvos is available on Amazon .

Holly A. Bell is an Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is also a consulting scholar on financial market structure and regulatory issues and has contributed policy research to the CATO Institute and Mercatus Center and commentary to The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and American Banker.

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