The Cobweb

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Random House Publishing Group, May 31, 2005 - Fiction
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From his triumphant debut with Snow Crash to the stunning success of his latest novel, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation. In this now-classic political thriller, he and fellow author J. Frederick George tell a savagely witty, chillingly topical tale set in the tense moments of the Gulf War.

When a foreign exchange student is found murdered at an Iowa University, Deputy Sheriff Clyde Banks finds that his investigation extends far beyond the small college town—all the way to the Middle East. Shady events at the school reveal that a powerful department is using federal grant money for highly dubious research. And what it’s producing is a very nasty bug.

Navigating a plot that leads from his own backyard to Washington, D.C., to the Gulf, where his Army Reservist wife has been called to duty, Banks realizes he may be the only person who can stop the wholesale slaughtering of thousands of Americans. It’s a lesson in foreign policy he’ll never forget.


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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

I loved this book. Even though it was written in the 90's it provokes a lot of thought regarding how terrorism could be being created in America without us having any idea what is happening. Great pacing, great story. Neal Stephenson's books are always smart and a great ride! Read full review

Review: The Cobweb

User Review  - Goodreads

I loved this book. Even though it was written in the 90's it provokes a lot of thought regarding how terrorism could be being created in America without us having any idea what is happening. Great pacing, great story. Neal Stephenson's books are always smart and a great ride! Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Neal Stephenson is the author of The System Of The World, The Confusion, Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and other books and articles.

J. Frederick George is a historian and writer living in Paris.


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