There was a small group of investors who saw the collapse of the economy. The saw that what the big banks were doing would end in disaster for the country, so they shorted the system and made millions upon millions of dollars. Interestingly, as is described in the book, they were glad to be on the right side of the market, making money, but were very unhappy that a financial meltdown was coming. So, as they were making money they were screaming to the Bush Administration, the Federal Reserve and others in the government that they had better act else a financial meltdown. As we know no one listened and we had the meltdown. This book is an investigation of those who saw what was coming and the meltdown. Has the government made the necessary corrections? They say no, it has not and that another meltdown is in the future if Congress does not enact the proper regulations reigning in the big banks and derivatives. This is a book everyone should read.