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

    … know of but few know very much about — that marked French society at the end of the 19th century. As much thriller as historical account, the author somehow manages to make this well-known story into a page-turner. A worthy winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014 and a potentially great fit for anyone’s Christmas stocking…

    Chris Smith/ Digiday- 13 readers -
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