The Nightmare Stacks (Laundry Files Series #7)

The Nightmare Stacks (Laundry Files Series #7)

by 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, 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 blood-sucking—he 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 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 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.
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 nightlife behaviors seem positively normal...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425281192
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: Laundry Files Series , #7
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Charles Stross, born in 1964, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author of seven Hugo-nominated novels, including Accelerando, Neptune’s Brood, Saturn’s Children and The Laundry Files series, and winner of three Hugo Awards for best novella. Stross has had his work translated into more than twelve languages. He has worked as a pharmacist, software developer, and tech-industry journalist.

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The Nightmare Stacks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I almost always think, this will probably be the one I don't like, 12 sleepless hours later... nope! He did it again. Well done sir, well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the way this book builds off the world but with a different voice and a protagonist. Reading series like this is kind of a guilty pleasure; it's fun but I can't help doing the kind of analysis Stross offered at the end of the first book. I suppose it's obvious that you'd need to change protagonists after the previous one finishes "growing up" (given that that is part of the narrative structure used); I'm glad the author saw that. I read through the whole series in the last two weeks. By the previous book, I'd grown a bit tired of the narrative voice (I suspect Stross was also tired of Bob); this is great as a continuation of the series, and I think it stands on its own as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pulling away from the "main" character worked so very well! Innovative and interesting, even after so many installments.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A change from the Bob Howard Laundry novel, though in the same world. Only complaint is that it's nit long enough.