On Sale: June 28, 2016
Featuring: Alex Schwartz; Cassie Brewer
Hardcover / e-Book
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Fantasy Urban | Fantasy
The Laundry Filesâ€™ â€śfast-paced blend of espionage
thrills, mundane office comedy and Lovecraftian horrorâ€ť
(SFX) continues as Hugo Award-winning author Charles
Stross assigns a day trader to a permanent position on the
After stumbling upon the algorithm that turned him and his
fellow merchant bankers into vampires, Alex Schwartz was
drafted by The Laundry, Britainâ€™s secret counter-occult
agency thatâ€™s humanityâ€™s first line of defense against the
forces of darkness. Dependent on his new employers for his
continued existenceâ€”as Alex has no stomach for predatory
bloodsuckingâ€”he has little choice but to accept his new role
as an operative-in-training.
Dispatched to Leeds, Alexâ€™s first assignment is to help
assess the costs of renovating a 1950s Cold War bunker into
The Laundryâ€™s new headquarters. Unfortunately, Leeds is
Alexâ€™s hometown, and the thought of breaking the news to his
parents that heâ€™s left banking for civil service, while
hiding his undead condition, is causing more anxiety than
learning how to live as a vampire secret agent preparing to
confront multiple apocalypses.
Alexâ€™s only saving grace is Cassie Brewer, a drama student
appearing in the local Goth Festival who is inexplicably
attracted to him despite his awkward personality and massive
amounts of sunblock.
But Cassie has secrets of her ownâ€”secrets that make Alexâ€™s
night life behaviors seem positively normal...
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