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Note: Sixth in the series of Lethbridge-Stewart novels, following the character subsequently known as the Brigadier after the events of the classic Doctor Who story The Web of Fear.
The late 1960s and pirate radio is at its height.
DJ Mary Wilde is second-guessing herself, and her career choice — is she a fool to think she can succeed in a man's world? But such problems are soon put into sharp relief when something emerges from the depths of the North Sea, and drags Radio Crossbones down. Elsewhere, on the small Scottish isle of Strommach, strange machines come ashore and attack the small fishing community.
Meanwhile, newly-minted Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart has to contend with the politics of running an organisation like the Home-Army Fifth Operational Corps, but he's soon pulled away from such tedious back-patting when a nuclear submarine is lost with all hands while investigating the strange occurrences in the North Sea.
What are the Ymir, and why is it important for them to collect so many humans for their Grandfathers? And why does their success spell certain doom for Edinburgh? Lethbridge-Stewart, Anne Travers and Mary Wilde are about to learn the shocking truth first hand. And along to help, or hinder, is journalist Harold Chorley, who has a score to settle with Lethbridge-Stewart...