The Nightmare Stacks (A Laundry Files Novel)

The Nightmare Stacks (A Laundry Files Novel)

  • Publish Date: 2016-06-28
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Charles Stross
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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 night shift...

After stumbling upon the algorithm that turned him and his fellow merchant bankers into vampires, Alex Schwartz was drafted by the Laundry, Britains secret counter-occult agency thats humanitys first line of defense against the forces of darkness. Dependent on his new employers for his continued existenceas Alex has no stomach for predatory blood-suckinghe has little choice but to accept his new role as an operative-in-training.

For his first assignment, Alex is dispatched to Leeds to help assess the costs of renovating a 1950s Cold War bunker for use as the Laundrys new headquarters. Unfortunately, Leeds is Alexs hometown, and the thought of breaking the news to his parents that hes left banking for the Civil Service, while hiding his undead condition, is causing him more anxiety than learning how to live as a vampire secret agent preparing to confront multiple apocalypses.

Alexs 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 ownsecrets that make Alexs nightlife behaviors seem positively normal...

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