The Rhesus Chart (A Laundry Files Novel #5) (Hardcover)

By Charles Stross

Ace, 9780425256862, 368pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2014

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Digital Audiobook (6/30/2014)
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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...


About the Author

Charles Stross is a full-time science fiction writer. The author of six Hugo-nominated novels and winner of the 2005 Hugo Award for best novella (“The Concrete Jungle”), Stross has had his work translated into more than twelve languages. In addition to the Laundry Files Novels (The Atrocity Archives, The Jennifer Morgue, The Fuller Memorandum, The Apocalypse Codex), he is the author of Accelerando, Wireless, Saturn's Children, and Neptune's Brood.


Praise For The Rhesus Chart (A Laundry Files Novel #5)

Praise for The Rhesus Chart

“Stross has pulled off yet another fast-paced blend of espionage thrills, mundane office comedy, and Lovecraftian horror, throwing in so many ideas per page that it may well leave your head spinning...[T]his is yet another ferociously enjoyable romp from a writer who’s showing no signs of slowing down or losing his touch.”—SFX

“A quirky, slightly crazy, but captivating cerebral supernatural thriller...It’s nothing short of brilliant! I couldn’t stop laughing as Bob works his way through to the final thrilling conclusion. The Rhesus Chart is a hilariously original approach to both the supernatural and vampires.”—Fresh Fiction

“Entertaining.”—Publishers Weekly

More Praise for Charles Stross and The Laundry Files

“Charles Stross is awesome and his books are awesome and his Laundry Files series in particular is a hell of a lot of fun.”—New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi

“Smart, literate, funny.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lev Grossman, Time

“Thumbs up for a smart and engaging novel that continues a very smart and engaging series. Highly recommended.”—Tor.com