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This review is from: The Rhesus Chart: A Laundry Files novel (Kindle Edition)
The latest outing for Bob Howard, and colleagues from The Laundry, the occult branch of the British secret intelligence service, revolves around the existence, or non-existence, of vampires. Why does no-one at The Laundry believe they exist? After all, compared with the Cthulu-type creatures and other extra-dimensional horrors that are their daily bread, vampires should be positively routine. Well, answering that question is an important part of the plot. I can't write too much without giving all the plot away, but a group of rapacious bankers (already with metaphorical vampiric tendencies) get accidentally transformed into vampires, or maybe it's not that accidental. But are they "real" vampires, and is someone or something manipulating events at the Laundry from behind the scenes, and to what end? Like the other Laundry novels this one mixes grotesque comedy, and witty authorial asides, with imaginative takes on some traditional horror themes. There are also some moments which are genuinely disturbing, this time in the form of a terrifying weapon wielded by Bob's wife, Mo. If you haven't read other Laundry novels you'll never guess what this is, and you won't forget it when you find out. Overall, an enjoyable read.