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The Rhesus Chart

by Charles Stross

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Series: The Laundry (5)

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Everybody knows that vampires don't exist. That's the prevailing view in the Laundry. Bob Howard wonders just why everyone seems so adamant....
Because a nest of vampires in a City trading house. That would never happen, would it.... ( )
  orkydd | Feb 2, 2017 |
Going to read all the rest now ( )
  Baku-X | Jan 10, 2017 |
The Laundry series is moving on, and this was a thoroughly enjoyable instalment. The canon was well added to and the universe expanded darkly. However what currently loses it the fifth star is the rather abrupt end and the feeling that there is more that is as yet untold. I know this forum certain having read the spoiler thread on Charlie Stross's website. He's already written the next in the series and it comes out next year. ( )
  jmkemp | Jul 5, 2016 |
Quite boring, actually. Take your usual Laundry bureaucracy and twist the dial two notches higher and you've got this novel. ( )
  Magentawolf | Oct 13, 2015 |
I'll admit it. I'm hooked on the Laundry series. So while at LonCon3 I picked up the hard cover... and the eBook for reading on the plane home if I didn't get a chance to finish it (who am I kidding. I ripped through this in three days).

While it does recap a lot of what has happened in the previous books and reintroduces a character from The Atrocity Archives, making it a suitable place for someone who hasn't read the series to jump in. That said, you're cheating yourself if you do.

The series is getting darker as Nightmare Green approaches, and this is no exception to the increasing darkness.

Bob deals with Vampires --- which don't exist... leading to Angelton's demise and Bob's assumption of the role of Eater of Souls. With a twist at the end of the book that left me wanting more, I'm gladly an addict. ( )
  amymyoung | Nov 27, 2014 |
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"Don't be silly, Bob," said Mo, "everybody knows vampires don't exist.
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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 bank's history--only to uncover a bloodcurdling conspiracy between men and monsters.."--… (more)

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