Book Review: Zodiac by Neal Stephenson

Following an environmentalist who discovers a chemical company who is trying to cover up earlier chemical dumping using a genetically engineered bug which is released too early, then trying to cover up their double mistake.

Works at a good pace, especially as manages to work in some semi-complex chemistry without breaking the flow. Ends quite well, much better than Stephenson's Snowcrash or Diamond Age. Characterisation is good, with the hero being annoying early on while still making you hope he succeeds.

Title: Zodiac
Author: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140270388
Published Date: 1988
Pages: 308

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Review by Paul Silver, 1998