Spook: Specter, ghost, revenant. Slang for "intelligence agent." Country: In the mind or in reality. The World. The United States of America, New Improved Edition. What lies before you. What lies behind. Spook Country: The place where we all have landed, few by choice. The place where we are learning to live. Hollis Henry is a journalist, on assignment from a magazine called Node. Node doesn't exist yet, but it seems to be actively preventing the kind of buzz that magazines normally try to cultivate. That would be odd, and even a little scary, but she can't afford to think about it. Tito is in his early twenties. His family came from Cuba. He speaks fluent Russian, lives in one room in a warehouse in Manhattan, and does delicate jobs involving information transfer. Milgrim is a high-end junkie, hooked on prescription anti-anxiety drugs. He figures he wouldn't survive if Brown, the mystery man who saved him from a misunderstanding with his dealer, ever stopped supplying the little bubble-packs. What Brown is up to, Milgrim can't say. It seems to be military. Bobby Chombo is a "producer." In his day job Bobby is a troubleshooter for military navigation equipment. He refuses to sleep in the same place twice. He meets no one. Hollis Henry has been told to find him. From the Compact Disc edition.
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by William Gibson
by William Walker
by Winston Groom
by William M. LeoGrande, Peter Kornbluh
by William D. Cohan
by Lucius Shepard
by Melissa De La Cruz
by Kristan Higgins
"SPOOK COUNTRY is a complex, demanding novel. Narrator Robertson Dean has a solid delivery for this challenging story about spies, a mysterious inventor, and a new form of art that uses light as sculpture that can be seen only through a special visor. Dean's command of numerous accents makes his performance, and the novel itself, believable. Fans of Gibson's previous work, PATTERN RECOGNITION, will find his latest appealing. Newcomers may be put off by the apparent disconnectedness in the beginning of the book. But stick with it--in the end everything makes sense, and all the disparate pieces come together. Be warned, this is not a novel to half-listen to while distracted. M.S. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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