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The annihilation score: a Laundry files novel

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"Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross presents the next case in the Laundry Files, "a weirdly alluring blend of superspy thriller, deadpan comic fantasy, and Lovecraftian horror" (Kirkus Reviews). Dominique O'Brien--her friends call her Mo--lives a curious double life with her husband, Bob Howard. To the average civilian, they're boring middle-aged civil servants. But within the labyrinthine secret circles of Her Majesty's Government, they're operatives working for the nation's occult security service known as the Laundry, charged with defending Britain against dark supernatural forces threatening humanity. Mo's latest assignment is to assist the police in containing an unusual outbreak: ordinary citizens suddenly imbued with extraordinary abilities of the superpowered kind. Unfortunately these people prefer playing super-pranks instead of performing super-heroics. The Mayor of London's being levitated by a dumpy man in Trafalgar Square would normally be a source of shared amusement for Mo and Bob, but they're currently separated because something's come between them--something evil. An antique violin, an Erich Zahn original, made of white human bone, was designed to produce music capable of slaughtering demons. Mo is the custodian of this unholy instrument. It invades her dreams and yearns for the blood of her colleagues--and her husband. And despite Mo's proficiency as a world-class violinist, it cannot be controlled.."-- Provided by publisher.
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seriesLaundry files novels
series_with_volumeLaundry files novels|6
subject_facetDemonology -- Fiction
Howard, Bob (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Husband and wife -- Fiction
Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- Fiction
Paranormal fiction
Science fiction
Vampires -- Fiction
Women violinists -- Fiction
title_displayThe annihilation score : a Laundry files novel
title_fullThe Annihilation Score
The annihilation score : a Laundry files novel / Charles Stross
The annihilation score [electronic resource] / Charles Stross
title_shortThe annihilation score
title_suba Laundry files novel
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Fantasy
Fiction
Horror
Howard, Bob (Fictitious character)
Husband and wife
Intelligence service
Vampires
Women violinists