My Last Beach Read of the Summer
Picoult's book is about the events surrounding a school shooting, and it is most definitely a page turner. But I don't think the novelist quite manages to get inside the head of an economist. Here is a line from the book (page 130) about the econ prof:
Reaching for some chalk, Lewis began to print across the board, a long and lovely stream of numbers that calmed him inside.She seems to think we are even nerdier than we are.