'Doc's peddling bootleg liquor in an illegal speakeasy. You're carrying a gun for him, Ace — which makes you no better than any other gun-moll.'
Dekker is a private eye; an honest one. But when Al Capone hires him to investigate a new joint called 'Doc's', he knows this is one job he can't refuse. And just why are the Doctor and Ace selling illegal booze in a town full of murderous gangsters?
Meanwhile, Bernice has been abandoned on a vampire-infested planet outside normal space. There she meets a mysterious stranger called Romanadvoratrelundar — and discovers an ancient and malevolent power, linking 1929 Chicago with a lair of immortal evil.
The consequences of this story are inextricably linked to events in the Doctor's past. The full story is revealed in the first of a new series of Missing Adventures — Goth Opera by Paul Cornell.
Terrance Dicks is one of the country's most prolific and popular authors. He has written over sixty novels based on Doctor Who including the New Adventure Timewyrm: Exodus. He was script editor for the series for five years.