The chapters alternate among three separate story lines that eventually intersect at the climax of the novel. I really enjoyed the characters in one of these lines, but the other two didn’t pique my interest until at least the halfway point.
But all along, it seemed to be building to something bigger, something more important. There were so many hints of backstory, that I expected a lot more revelations and interesting interactions, but I was disappointed. If you’re paying attention, the ending isn’t a surprise. And if you aren’t paying attention, don’t worry, the last couple chapters recap exactly what happened.
I got more out of _Pattern Recognition_, the first book of Gibson’s Blue Ant series. I’ll probably read the third book, _Zero History_, because I already own it. If I didn’t, it would be a lower priority.