The Rhesus Chart (A Laundry Files Novel #5) (Mass Market)

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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, born in 1964, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author of seven Hugo-nominated novels, including Accelerando, Saturn’s Children, and Neptune’s Brood, as well as the Laundry Files series. He is the winner of three Hugo Awards for best novella and has had his work translated into more than twelve languages. He has worked as a pharmacist, software developer, and tech-industry journalist.

Praise For…


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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780425256565
ISBN-10: 0425256561
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: June 30th, 2015
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: A Laundry Files Novel