Bob, the main character of the novel, is suspended in a watery cage while wearing a business suit.

What I’m Reading: The Jennifer Morgue

Bob, the main character of the novel, is suspended in a watery cage while wearing a business suit.
Cover art for The Jennifer Morgue, the second novel in Charles Strouss’s The Laundry series.

The Laundry series is an amusing mash up of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The X-Files, Call of Cthulhu, and The Office. The second book in the series features its hero, Bob Howard, in a very James Bond-ish style adventure in which he has to re-enact all of the tropes of the spy genre in order to save the world from an unspeakable horror that lurks beneath the surface of the Caribbean.