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The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files Novel #5)

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ISBN13: 9780425256862
ISBN10: 0425256863
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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 things 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 superstrength 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 banks history—only to uncover a bloodcurdling conspiracy between men and monsters...

Review:

"Hugo winner Stross continues his Laundry Files series (The Apocalypse Codex) with another entertaining but occasionally repetitive tale of a British government agency fighting the supernatural. Some British investment bankers have accidentally stumbled on a formula that turns them into vampires, and they quickly apply their talents and learn how deadly they can be. Bob Howard, tech geek and occasional spy for the Laundry, gets caught up in an investigation that soon starts to have implications for the safety of the world and the future of Bob's relationship with his wife, Mo. When one of the vamps, Mhari, turns out to be an ex-Laundry agent herself, things get even more convoluted and dangerous. Stross stumbles a bit at times — by this point in the series, the multipage jokes about British bureaucracy complicating things have gotten tired — but generally offers a meaty story. As the stakes get really serious, fans of the series will be particularly concerned about the fates of some favorite characters. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England in 1964. He holds degrees in pharmacy and computer science, and has worked in a variety of jobs including pharmacist, technical author, software engineer, and freelance journalist. He is now a full-time writer.

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john.bartley, June 10, 2014 (view all comments by john.bartley)
The description and synopsis is not for The Rhesus Chart, but for the #4 novel in the series, The Apocalypse Codex. Also, there should be no reference to Jason Fforde's books here.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425256862
Author:
Stross, Charles
Publisher:
Ace Hardcover
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Science / High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
A Laundry Files Novel
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20140701
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hugo winner Stross continues his Laundry Files series (The Apocalypse Codex) with another entertaining but occasionally repetitive tale of a British government agency fighting the supernatural. Some British investment bankers have accidentally stumbled on a formula that turns them into vampires, and they quickly apply their talents and learn how deadly they can be. Bob Howard, tech geek and occasional spy for the Laundry, gets caught up in an investigation that soon starts to have implications for the safety of the world and the future of Bob's relationship with his wife, Mo. When one of the vamps, Mhari, turns out to be an ex-Laundry agent herself, things get even more convoluted and dangerous. Stross stumbles a bit at times — by this point in the series, the multipage jokes about British bureaucracy complicating things have gotten tired — but generally offers a meaty story. As the stakes get really serious, fans of the series will be particularly concerned about the fates of some favorite characters. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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