"Joel thought briefly about turning and letting off a snapshot but then his feet found the factory floor and he needed to move. Fast. But where to? He leaped onto the conveyer belt, bouncing awkwardly off a robot arm as it disassembled a finished device back into its component parts…" Joel is a gun-for-hire, professionally disinterested in politics or business affairs. His paymasters are a different matter, and he finds himself in a fight to the death over the fate of the greatest stock market bubble of all. Future Speculation mixes the action of a shoot-em-up with the frantic pace of the Lehmann Brothers collapse.