The Zenith Angle

A Novel
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Author(s): Bruce Sterling
Original Publish Date: Apr 27, 2004
Product Number: EB00158376
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780345478320
Publisher: Del Rey
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"Gleeful, shrewd, speculative, cynical, closely observed...?iThe Zenith Angle offers wisdom and solace, thrills and laughter."-The Washington Post "Compelling and important ...? darkly comic fable of info-war, the black budget, Uber-geek idealism, and the politics of Homeland Insecurity."-William Gibson, author of Pattern Recognition Pioneering computer wizard Derek "Van" Vandeveer has been living extra-large as a VP for a booming Internet company. But the September 11 attacks on America change everything. Recruited as the key member of an elite federal computer-security team, Van enters the labyrinthine trenches of the Washington intelligence community. His special genius is needed to debug the software glitch in America's most crucial KH-13 satellite, capable of detecting terrorist hotbeds worldwide. But the problem is much deeper. Now Van must make the unlikely leap from scientist to spy, team up with a ruthlessly resourceful ex-Special Forces commando, and root out an unknown enemy-one with access to a weapon of untold destructive power. "Great fun...? cyberthriller of 21st-century technologies [that] peeps wittily behind the national security scenes of a modern superpower."-New Scientist "A comedic thriller for the homeland security era."-Entertainment Weekly

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