Spook Country

Spook Country is a 2007 novel by speculative fiction author William Gibson. A political thriller set in contemporary North America, it followed on from the author's previous novel, Pattern Recognition (2003), and was succeeded in 2010 by Zero History, which featured much of its core cast of characters. The plot comprises the intersecting tales of three protagonists: Hollis Henry, a musician-turned-journalist researching a story on locative art; Tito, a young Cuban-Chinese operative whose family is on occasion in the employ of a renegade ex-CIA agent; and Milgrim, a drug-addled translator held captive by Brown, a strangely authoritarian and secretive man.
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  • Holiday reads: The books on top execs’ nightstands

    … as “The Peripheral” by William Gibson. Gibson is another lifelong favorite author. He’s branched out in the last few years from strict sci-fi into writing about modern media culture — his most recent series of novels, “Pattern Recognition,” “Zero History” and “Spook Country” are probably the best books I’ve ever read on the subject. Way more insightful…

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