|By:||Russell T. Davies|
|Rating: || 7.1 (47 votes) Vote here|
|Review: ||Easily the Worst Novel I've Ever Read Read more (2 in total)|
|When: ||October 1996|
Note: Also available as an audio adaptation. This novel is notable as being the first published Who fiction of Russell T. Davies, who of course went on to be show-runner and head writer of the revived Doctor Who series in 2005.
'Wherever this cocaine has travelled, it hasn't gone alone. Death has been its attendant. Death in a remarkably violent and inelegant form.'
The Doctor, Chris and Roz arrive at the Quadrant, a troubled council block in Thatcher's Britain. There's a new drug on the streets, a drug that's killing to a plan. Somehow, the very ordinary people of the Quadrant are involved. And so, amidst the growing chaos, a bizarre trio moves into number 43.
The year is 1987: a dead drug dealer has risen from the grave, and an ancient weapon is concealed beneath human tragedy. But the Doctor soon discovers that the things people do for their children can be every bit as deadly as any alien menace — as he uncovers the link between a special child, an obsessive woman, and a desperate bargain made one dark Christmas Eve.
Russell T. Davies is an award-winning TV dramatist, having created the controversial adult soap opera Revelations and the acclaimed BBC children's serials Century Falls and Dark Season. He loves Doctor Who, and all television.