Dominique OâBrienâher friends call her Moâlives a curious double life with her husband, Bob Howard. To the average civilian, theyâre boring middle-aged civil servants. But within the labyrinthine secret circles of Her Majestyâs Government, theyâre operatives working for the nationâs occult security service known as the Laundry, charged with defending Britain against dark supernatural forces threatening humanity.
Unfortunately, one of those supernatural threats has come between Mo and Bob. 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 colleaguesâand her husband. And despite Moâs proficiency as a world-class violinist, it cannot be controlledâ¦
About: Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross presents the next case in The Laundry Files, âa weirdly alluring blend of super-spy thriller, deadpan comic fantasy, and Lovecraftian horrorâ (Kirkus Reviews).
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