Set 200 years after the author's previous novel, "Hardwired", this is the story of Steward, a clone with 15 years missing from his life.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
What do you get when you take a young gang member out of France, put him in rigorous training of both the body and the mind in Zen without the morality, and then drop him in the middle of a war that goes bad?
You get the Whirlwind. And the voice of the Whirlwind calls to our hero across death, across 15 years of lost memory, across cultures.
Because those who sow the Wind will reap the Whirlwind, our hero is caught up in the events of a past life (his), that tears apart the current life he is trying to build.
As the reader and our hero uncover the mystery of his past life, the story builds to an inevitable conclusion.
We learn philosophy, and the trap of only getting selected pieces of philosophy. We learn what one must do to survive.
And we enjoy the book immensely.