The Stochastic Man
by Robert Silverberg
Media: Mass market paperback
Cover art: (unknown)
Lew Nichols' business, at the end of the twentieth century, was stochastic prediction — high-powered guesswork. He was very good at this well-paying, sophisticated, and technical species of witchcraft. And he was quite content with the sultry and sensuous Indian beauty he married.
Lew Nichols' life was a placid as an electron flow — until a fateful day in March '99 when he met Martin Carvajal. From the first, Lew got strange vibrations from the sullen and eccentric millionaire:
Your computer models, said Carvajal,
allow you to guess the future. Now I will show you how to control it!