Zodiac, the brilliant second novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the The Baroque Cycle and Snow Crash, is now available from Grove Press. Meet Sangamon Taylor, a New Age Sam Spade who sports a wet suit instead of a trench coat and prefers Jolt from the can to Scotch on the rocks. He knows about chemical sludge the way he knows about evil—all too intimately. And the toxic trail he follows leads to some high and foul places. Before long Taylor’s house is bombed, his every move followed, he’s adopted by reservation Indians, moves onto the FBI’s most wanted list, makes up with his girlfriend, and plays a starring role in the near-assassination of a presidential candidate. Closing the case with the aid of his burnout roommate, his tofu-eating comrades, three major networks, and a range of unconventional weaponry, Sangamon Taylor pulls off the most startling caper in Boston Harbor since the Tea Party.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
A great adventure story—an “eco-thriller,” if you will. This is Stephenson's most conventional book, in that the main character stays the main character throughout, and the Big Bad he fights remains ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - themulhern - LibraryThing
Short, smart, and a page-turner, even though I've read it before. I think I may have read it when I was younger and didn't mind not knowing at least as much as the protagonist does. Now I pay better ... Read full review