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A Financial Thriller

Published by Post Hill Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

Quantum AI, corrupt central bankers, and the blockchain collide in a stock market supernova. The annihilation of the global economic order is just the beginning.

“As governments around the world seek to exert tyrannical control over currency, Quoz serves as a cautionary tale for what lies ahead. You’ve been warned.” —Trey Radel, Former Member of United States Congress

It’s 2027. The AI revolution has merged with quantum computing to take control of global financial markets. Operated by the mysterious Bank for International Settlements based in Basel, Switzerland, the quantum supercomputer known as ICARUS has promised the world a more stable economy, devoid of bank failures and volatile share prices. And it has delivered…until now.

Rory O’Connor is the financial genius who helped create ICARUS, but after the tragic death of his best friend, he’s checked out of high finance and into a luxury Caribbean condo, trading cryptocurrencies on the shores of San Juan.

When the stock market starts manifesting erratic behavior, what begins as a favor drags Rory into a dangerous labyrinth of deceit and international intrigue. Leaders at some of the world’s most powerful central banks are planning to take down the US dollar as global reserve currency, replacing it with a gold- and silver-backed digital currency of their own.

Now, Rory must travel to Switzerland, overcome his demons, and save the world from financial chaos. Everything is on the line. If he fails, humanity descends into an economic Armageddon controlled by madmen and psychopathic bankers.

“Thriller readers with any interest in finance need to read Quoz!…Perfect for fans of Michael Lewis and Jack Carr. Mattison…brings fiction and finance together in a way few writers can. You won’t be able to put Quoz down!” —Massimo Paone, Former Chief Investment Officer, Populist Capital

About The Author

Mel Mattison is a writer and financial services veteran. Leveraging over twenty years’ experience in the realm of high finance, he brings real-world authenticity to his fictional narratives. Mel holds an MBA from Duke University and studied creative writing at Loyola University Chicago. Visit him at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Post Hill Press (January 30, 2024)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9798888452028

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Raves and Reviews

“[Quoz] is an exciting read…with big doses of humor and some exciting action sequences… [Mattison] knows how to spin an exciting yarn. A captivating financial thriller that works.”

– Kirkus Reviews

Fintech executive Mattison puts his cryptocurrency expertise to good use in his chilling debut, which imagines a near-future threat to the global economy... Mattison smartly heightens suspense by cluing in readers to certain details of the book’s central conspiracy before his characters unearth them, and his knowledge of international finance lends weight and authenticity. Joseph Finder fans should check this out.”

– Publishers Weekly

“Loved it! … A great novel with some strong storylines for all to enjoy… The foundation provided a great launching pad for a gripping thriller, which did not focus entirely on monetary issues, but had moments of violence, death, and even kidnapping…There is little time to breathe… Plot twists appeared to make the story come to life, injecting moments of drama and concern… I was hooked and kept asking myself if this could really happen. Mattison makes it so real that I can only surmise that there are great possibilities of it.”

– Matt Pechey, Reedsy Discovery

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