An Eco-thriller

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Sangamon Taylor's 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 evil -- all too intimately. And the toxic trail he follows leads to some high and foul places. Before long Taylor's house is bombed, his every move followed, he's adopted by reservation Indians, moves onto the FBI's 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 roomate, 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. As he navigates this ecological thriller with hardboiled wit and the biggest outboard motor he can get his hands on, Taylor reveals himself as one of the last of the white-hatted good guys in a very toxic world.

Baker & Taylor
Attaining more than his share of enemies when his whistle-blowing practices draw attention to several environmentally careless corporations, activist Sangamon Taylor finds himself dodging the bullets of an unhinged genetic engineer. Reissue.

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Sangamon Taylor, an environmental extremist, sets out to discover the source of dangerously high levels of radiation in the Boston Harbor, teams up with some unlikely types, and battles corruption all the way to the level of a would-be president

ISBN: 9780553573862
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 20, 2014

This is a fun fantasy of ecological heroism--if only nasty polluting corporations were so easy to expose and inhibit! We learn a lot about the state of Boston Harbor, and get an entertaining adventure story with an appealing counter-culture protagonist. Stephenson goes a bit over the top, though, trying to turn his tale into an action spectacular. Certainly not as weighty as his later novels.

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