Author of mystery novel, Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits, and Science Fiction
This is Janet Tavakoli’s mystery novel website. She also writes science fiction under the pen name Michael K. Clancy. For business matters and information on her nonfiction finance books, please go to Tavakoli Structured Finance.
Business Week called internationally renowned finance expert Janet Tavakoli the “Cassandra of Credit Derivatives” for predicting the financial crisis. Now she shocks again with Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits, her prescient debut financial fiction thriller. After she published her novel, Pope Benedict XVI resigned and, for the first time in the history of the Catholic Church, the College of Cardinals elected a Jesuit as Pope. Ms. Tavakoli uses her expertise to create a conspiracy-filled fast-moving murder mystery about a struggle for money and power within the Catholic Church set in the Vatican and Rome.
She was born and raised in the USA, a Catholic of Northern European ancestry, and lived in Iran during the Islamic Republic of Iran’s overthrow of the Shah. Unveiled Threat: A Personal Experience of Fundamental Islam and the Roots of Terrorism, is her brief autobiography of the Islamic Revolution that toppled the Shah, and ongoing terrorism in the Middle East that came to the shore of the USA when she lived and worked in New York.
Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street is her nonfiction brief autobiography-commentary on the pressures that led to financial crises and personal crises and suicides for some of the men who participated in them. Decisions was unanimously chosen by Amazon’s editors for its Kindle Singles program.
Ms. Tavakoli is the founder and President of Tavakoli Structured Finance. She is the author of several peer reviewed finance articles, and several trade finance books that are best sellers in their respective genres. She has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Bloomberg News, and more. Frequent television appearances include CBS’s 60 Minutes, CNN, and BBC.
She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago where she was also an adjunct associate professor of finance. She worked for top Wall Street firms for 20 years before founding a consulting firm.