Zodiac

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Zodiac, the brilliant second novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the The Baroque Cycle and Snow Crash, is now available from Grove Press. Meet Sangamon Taylor, a New Age Sam Spade who sports a wet suit instead of a trench coat and prefers Jolt from the can to Scotch on the rocks. He knows about chemical sludge the way he knows about evilÑall too intimately. And the toxic trail he follows leads to some high and foul places. Before long TaylorÕs house is bombed, his every move followed, heÕs adopted by reservation Indians, moves onto the FBIÕs most wanted list, makes up with his girlfriend, and plays a starring role in the near-assassination of a presidential candidate. Closing the case with the aid of his burnout roommate, his tofu-eating comrades, three major networks, and a range of unconventional weaponry, Sangamon Taylor pulls off the most startling caper in Boston Harbor since the Tea Party.
 

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The second novel by the great writer. - Goodreads
Huh. So maybe Neal isn't the greatest writer ever. - Goodreads
A much better take on a Crichton-esque plotline. - Goodreads
Very plot-driven and sometimes clever narrative. - Goodreads
... it is even a love story, in a dude sort of way. - Goodreads
Stephenson has a great tongue-in-cheek writing style. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Doug Greene - Goodreads

If you are already a Neal Stephenson fan, this book is right up your alley. If not, what are you waiting for? Zodiac has all the usual features of a Stephenson novel: geekiness, in this case chemistry ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

This "eco-thriller" dates from 1988 and one can only hope things have improved in Boston harbor since then. Neal Stephenson is always amazing, and as usual he combines scientific and technical detail ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
15
Chapter 3
21
Chapter 4
27
Chapter 5
39
Chapter 6
48
Chapter 7
55
Chapter 8
62
Chapter 20
161
Chapter 21
173
Chapter 22
187
Chapter 23
199
Chapter 24
205
Chapter 25
212
Chapter 26
218
Chapter 27
227

Chapter 9
70
Chapter 10
76
Chapter 11
84
Chapter 12
92
Chapter 13
104
Chapter 14
109
Chapter 15
115
Chapter 16
127
Chapter 17
139
Chapter 18
147
Chapter 19
153
Chapter 28
234
Chapter 29
241
Chapter 30
251
Chapter 31
259
Chapter 32
268
Chapter 33
276
Chapter 34
284
Chapter 35
292
Chapter 36
301
Chapter 37
314
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Neal Stephenson is the author of the best-selling Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World), as well as the novels Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac.

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