Another fine book in the Cybermancer series. Barber's no-holds-barred, boots-and-all approach is what makes these books special - the kind of devil-may-care attitude that allows the hero to shit himself when he gets a fright.
Barber is a true story-teller and the action never flags. There are plenty of laughs as well, and it's all given a touch of grit by small doses of biting social comment. This is done with a light hand, though, and never descends to preaching.
I love this series, and the only criticism I had of this book is that 'lay' was used intransitively several times, which always annoys the hell out of me.
Two Minutes After Midnight is available from AMAZON.