On Sale: June 28, 2016
Featuring: Alex Schwartz; Cassie Brewer
Hardcover / e-Book
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Fantasy Urban | Fantasy
The Laundry Files’ “fast-paced blend of espionage
thrills, mundane office comedy and Lovecraftian horror”
(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, Britain’s secret counter-occult
agency that’s humanity’s first line of defense against the
forces of darkness. Dependent on his new employers for his
continued existence—as Alex has no stomach for predatory
bloodsucking—he has little choice but to accept his new role
as an operative-in-training.
Dispatched to Leeds, Alex’s first assignment is to help
assess the costs of renovating a 1950s Cold War bunker into
The Laundry’s new headquarters. Unfortunately, Leeds is
Alex’s hometown, and the thought of breaking the news to his
parents that he’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.
Alex’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 own—secrets that make Alex’s
night life behaviors seem positively normal...
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