SPOOK COUNTRY by William Gibson - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by William Gibson.
Tito is in his early twenties. Born in Cuba, he speaks fluent
Russian, lives in one room in a NoLita warehouse, and does delicate
jobs involving information transfer.
Hollis Henry is an investigative journalist, on assignment from a
magazine called Node. Node doesn't exist yet, which is fine; she's used
to that. But it seems to be actively blocking the kind of buzz that
magazines normally cultivate before they start up. Really actively
blocking it. It's odd, even a little scary, if Hollis lets herself
think about it much. Which she doesn't; she can't afford to.
Milgrim is a junkie. A high-end junkie, hooked on prescription
antianxiety drugs. Milgrim figures he wouldn't survive twenty-four
hours if Brown, the mystery man who saved him from a misunderstanding
with his dealer, ever stopped supplying those little bubble packs. What
exactly Brown is up to Milgrim can't say, but it seems to be military
in nature. At least, Milgrim's very nuanced Russian would seem to be a
big part of it, as would breaking into locked rooms.
Bobby Chombo is a "producer," and an enigma. In his day job, Bobby is a
troubleshooter for manufacturers of military navigation equipment. He
refuses to sleep in the same place twice. He meets no one. Hollis Henry
has been told to find him.
Pattern Recognition was a bestseller on every list of every major newspaper in the country, reaching #4 on the New York Times list. It was also a BookSense top ten pick, a WordStock bestseller, a best book of the year for Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and the Economist, and a Washington Post "rave."
Spook Country is the perfect follow-up to Pattern Recognition, which was called by The Washington Post (among many glowing reviews), "One of the first authentic and vital novels of the twenty-first century."