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Publisher Description

The Hugo Award-winning author of The Delirium Brief reveals the secrets of The Laundry Files in an adventure of Lovecraftian horror and espionage hi-jinks...

As a newly appointed junior manager within the Laundry—the clandestine organization responsible for protecting Britain against supernatural threats—Bob Howard is expected to show some initiative to help the agency battle the forces of darkness. But shining a light on what’s best left in the shadows is the last thing Bob wants to do—especially when those shadows hide an occult parasite spreading a deadly virus.

Traders employed by a merchant bank in London are showing signs of infection—an array of unusual symptoms such as super-strength and -speed, an uncanny talent for mind control, an extreme allergic reaction to sunlight, and an unquenchable thirst for blood. While his department is tangled up in bureaucratic red tape (and Buffy reruns) debating how to stop the rash of vampirism, Bob digs deeper into the bank’s history—only to uncover a blood-curdling conspiracy between men and monsters...

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2014
July 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

The Toober ,

The stars are crowding in.

Time in Bob Howard's universe is ticking away. It's not all hearts and flowers, but still a good read. I did find myself flipping numerous pages of explanatory text I didn't need (because I started early with The Atrocity Archives).

Stross writes these tales as free-standing stories which is a plus for new converts, but (as discussed by other reviewers) the explanatory text gets tedious if you've been reading them as they come out over the last decade. I just used the NEXT button a lot faster in places.

This book could be 2/3 it's current size. No easy answer, but still glad to give Charlie my $$.

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