The Labyrinth Index

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Tom Doherty Associates, Oct 30, 2018 - Fiction - 384 pages
3 Reviews

“A bizarre yet effective yoking of the spy and horror genres.” —The Washington Post Book World

The Lovecraftian Singularity has descended upon the world in The Labyrinth Index, beginning an exciting new story arc in Charles Stross' Hugo Award-winning Laundry Files series!

Since she was promoted to the head of the Lords Select Committee on Sanguinary Affairs, every workday for Mhari Murphy has been a nightmare. It doesn’t help that her boss, the new Prime Minister of Britain, is a manipulative and deceptive pain in the butt. But what else can she expect when working under the thumb of none other than the elder god N’yar Lat-Hotep a.k.a the Creeping Chaos?

Mhari's most recent assignment takes her and a ragtag team of former Laundry agents across the pond into the depths of North America. The United States president has gone missing. Not that Americans are alarmed. For some mysterious reason, most of the country has forgotten the executive branch even exists. Perhaps it has to do with the Nazgūl currently occupying the government and attempting to summon Cthulhu.

It's now up to Mhari and her team to race against the Nazgūl's vampire-manned dragnet to find and, for his own protection, kidnap the president.

Who knew an egomaniacal, malevolent deity would have a soft spot for international relations?

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User Review  - rivkat - www.librarything.com

Told from Mhari the vampire’s semi-omniscient POV (she consults seers), the story picks up with the British government in thrall to the Black Pharaoh. Mhari and other politically wobbly operatives are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shrike58 - www.librarything.com

With this installment in Stross' long-running series of occult-intelligence thrillers we are now in full-fledged "Nightmare Green" territory with the action focused on Mhari Miller (now Baroness ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
45
Section 3
76
Section 4
111
Section 5
127
Section 6
128
Section 7
141
Section 8
164
Section 9
199
Section 10
228
Section 11
259
Section 12
287
Section 13
321
Section 14
358
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CHARLES STROSS is a British SF writer, born in Leeds, England, and living in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has worked as a tech writer, a programmer, a journalist, and a pharmacist; he holds degrees in pharmacy and in computer science. He has won three Hugo Awards for his short fiction, including in 2014 for Equoid, a Laundry Files novella originally published on Tor.com.

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