A fun combination of Lovecraft monsters, evil nazis, spies, and Yes Minister, with a touch of Snow Crash.
Robert Howard works for 'The Laundry' - the slang name for the
spook agency that deals with thaumaturgical, paranormal and invasion by
cold, alien intelligences from other universe.
Interesting lengthy essay at the end where Stross talks about the
spy novel as horror novel, due to the horrible looming real life threat
of nuclear armageddon that was the thread running through a large
number of them in recent times.
Entertaining solution for useless paperclip counting backstabbing office politicking bureaucrats, too!
4 out of 5