The fifth Laundry Files novel by Charles Stross, but also a jumping-on point for readers new to the series, The Rhesus Chart sees hacker and supernatural spy Bob Howard take on the (literal) bloodsuckers running London's financial district.
London can drain the life out of you...
Bob Howard is an intelligence agent working his way through the ranks of the top secret government agency known as 'the Laundry'. When occult powers threaten the realm, they'll be there to clean up the mess - and deal with the witnesses.
There's one kind of threat that the Laundry has never come across in its many decades, and that's vampires. Mention them to a seasoned agent and you'll be laughed out of the room.
But when a small team of investment bankers at one of Canary Wharf's most distinguished financial institutions discovers an arcane algorithm that leaves them fearing daylight and craving O positive, someone doesn't want the Laundry to know. And Bob gets caught right in the middle.
About the Author
Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England, in 1964. He has worked as a software engineer and freelance journalist but now writes science fiction and crime thrillers full-time.
Brilliantly disturbing and funny at the same timeBrilliantly disturbing and funny at the same timeAlternately chilling and hilarious - PUBLISHERS WEEKLYAlternately chilling and hilarious - PUBLISHERS WEEKLYThis dark, funny blend of SF and horror reads like James Bond written in the style of H. P. Lovecraft - WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLYThis dark, funny blend of SF and horror reads like James Bond written in the style of H. P. Lovecraft - WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLYStross has pulled off yet another fast-paced blend of espionage thrills, office comedy and Lovecraftian horror . . . ferociously enjoyable - SFXStross has pulled off yet another fast-paced blend of espionage thrills, office comedy and Lovecraftian horror . . . ferociously enjoyable - SFX
Series: The Laundry Files
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 8th July 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1