If you intend on reading the book, read no further.

Its also worth noting that Wintermute was manipulating the world via assorted hired grunts and what-not. He was the antagonist of the novel, the Neuromancer, depicted as a little boy, was the Abel of the story. The good brother. The book was an issue of concerns about AI technology way back in the early 80's this launched Gibson into the spotlight and unintentionally created the demi-fictional "cyberpunk" culture.