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Rhesus Chart (#5 Laundry Files)

Charles Stross

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ACE BOOKS
30 June 2015
Science fiction; Science Fantasy; Mythological Creatures, People & Places; Science; Detective Sci-Fi
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...
By:   Charles Stross
Imprint:   ACE BOOKS
Dimensions:   Height: 173mm,  Width: 107mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   181g
ISBN:   9780425256565
ISBN 10:   0425256561
Series:   Laundry Files Novel
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   30 June 2015
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Charles Stross is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. The author of seven Hugo-nominated novels and winner of three Hugo Awards for best novella, Stross has had his work translated into more than twelve languages. The Laundry Files Novels include The Atrocity Archives, The Jennifer Morgue, The Fuller Memorandum, The Apocalypse Codex, and The Rhesus Chart.

Reviews for Rhesus Chart (#5 Laundry Files)

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 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 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


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