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Publisher Description

Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire for "The Laundry," must stop ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue," from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world...

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2009
January 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

Prairie_Dog ,

Dark Humor, Spy Thriller, & Cthulhu Mythos

Charles Stross’s second Laundry Files novel does not disappoint. Our hero, Bob Howard, is a Computational Demonologist working for a British Civil Service known as “The Laundry.” This organization works to protect humanity from the dark forces outside our reality that H. P. Lovecraft warmed us about.

In this novel, Bob gets sent into a James Bond like situation, where a mad billionaire seeks to obtain forbidden alien technology. This acquisition will lead to world domination! Bob has only a few problems being Bond-like. He’s a slobbish hacker, is in a relationship, and hates martinis.

The main story is good in itself, but this book also contains a unrelated short story about Bob’s new intern, and an essay on the history and ideas behind the James Bond phenomenon.

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