Within hours one of the Doctor's friends is caught in a deadly explosion, while another appears on television confessing to the murder of twelve people. The TARDIS is stolen by forces intent on learning its secrets. When the Doctor tries to investigate, his efforts are hampered by crippling chest pains. Someone is manipulating events to suppress humanity's development - but how and why? The trail leads to London where a cabal pushes the world ever closer to catastrophe. Who is the prisoner being held in the Tower of London? Could he or she hold the key to saving mankind? The Doctor must choose between saving his friends or saving Earth in the past, present and future. But the closer he gets to the truth, the worse his condition becomes...
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Some folks give this book a hard time - and it is a slight step out of the ordinary for the EDAs. More of a speculative fiction novel than science fiction (except for the last 25 pages) - the TARDIS crew enter a London theocracy where torture and lack of due process are the rule in a society made to fear terrorists at every turn. If that doesn't sound like timely and familiar commentary to you - maybe you haven't been paying attention to western politics circa 2000-'08.Fitz spends the book being beaten up.