A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D -- and the biochip he's perfected--out intact. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties -- some of whom aren't remotely human... "Potent and heady." --Philadelphia Daily News "An intriguing cast of characters and a tough, glitzy image of computer consciousness and the future of mankind." --Richmond Times-Dispatch "Count Zero shares with Neuromancer that novel's stunning use of language, breakneck pacing, technological innovation, and gritty brand-name realism." --Fantasy Review "William Gibson's prose, astonishing in its clarity and skill, becomes high-tech electric poetry." --Bruce Sterling "Suspense, action...a lively story...a sophisticated version of the sentient computer, a long way from the old models that were simply out to Rule the World." --Locus.