The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross

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Bob Howard, geekish demonology hacker extraordinaire for "The Laundry," must stop ruthless billionaire Ellis Billington from unleashing an eldritch horror, codenamed "Jennifer Morgue," from the ocean's depths for the purpose of ruling the world...

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Charles Stross is the Hugo-winning author of Rule 34, Halting State, The Atrocity Archives, Accelerando, and many other SF novels. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Published December 18, 2008 by Ace. 420 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this alternately chilling and hilarious sequel to The Atrocity Archives (2004) from Hugo-winner Stross, Bob Howard is a computer übergeek employed by the Laundry, a secret British agency assigned to clean up incursions from other realities caused by the inadvertent manipulation of complex mat...

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The Bookbag

This I suppose adds to the thriller element of the story, but at the same time left a couple of scenes - the control of evil spirits by his comrades, hiding in wardrobes in the room next to his in the anonymous German transit hotel he starts his adventure in, for one - a bit under-described.

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Take one part James Bond, another part Lovecraft/Cthulhu mythos, and a sprinkling of Dilbert, and you’re on your way to Charles Stross’s The Jennifer Morgue.

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Monsters and Critics

Employed by a secret British intelligence agency known as the Laundry, Bob must keep the Jennifer Morgue, a device currently residing in the belly of a sunken Soviet sub lying deep on the ocean floor from being recovered.

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The story - Pimpf - plays with Bob's archetype and advancing career by giving him a pimply-faced youth, deeply in the tradition of the BOFH (bastard operator from hell).

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