The Apocalypse Codex

The Apocalypse Codex : Book 4 in The Laundry Files

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Bob Howard used to fix computers for the Laundry - the branch of the British Secret Service that deals with otherworldly threats - but those days are over. He's not only been promoted to active service but actually survived missions against cultists, enemy spies and tentacled horrors from other dimensions. Willingly or not, he's on his way up in this dangerous organisation.

When a televangelist with connections to 10 Downing Street seems able to work miracles, the Laundry takes an interest. But an agency that answers to the Prime Minister can't spy on him themselves, and Bob's shadowy superiors come up with a compromise - they hire 'freelancers', with Bob in charge.

British citizens who discover the occult are either forcibly recruited by the Laundry or disposed of, and Bob's never heard of freelancers before. Officially they don't exist. Anyone who's big and bad enough to remain independent is going to be hard to handle, and Bob's not too sure that the one-week 'people management' course he was sent on in Milton Keynes is going to be enough . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356500985
  • 9780356500980
  • 82,236

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Brilliantly disturbing and funny at the same time Ben Aaronovitch, author of RIVERS OF LONDON
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Ferociously enjoyable -- SFX Alternately chilling and hilarious -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Stross at the top of his game - which is to say, few do it better -- KIRKUS Charles Stross owns this field, and his vast, cool intellect has launched yet another mad, sly entertainment that will strangle the hell out of anything else on offer right now -- Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan Brilliantly disturbing and funny at the same time -- Ben Aaronovitch, author of RIVERS OF LONDON
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About Charles Stross

Charles Stross was born in Leeds, England, in 1964. He has worked as a software engineer and freelance journalist but now writes science fiction and crime thrillers full-time. He can be found on twitter at @cstross or at his website
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