'And what exactly, Doctor Shaw, do you think C19 does with the dead bodies of plastic dummies, reptile men, primordial throwbacks and all their human victims?'
A little boy goes missing; a policewoman begins drawing cave paintings; and the employees at the mysterious Glasshouse are desperate to keep everyone away — the Doctor suspects it's all down to a group of homo reptilia. His assistant, Liz Shaw, has ideas of her own and has teamed up with a journalist to search for people who don't exist.
While the Brigadier has to cope with UNIT funding, the breakdown of his marriage and Geneva's threats to replace him, the Doctor must find the reptiles alone.
And behind it all lies a conspiracy to exploit UNIT's achievements — a conspiracy reaching deep into the heart of the British Government.
This adventure takes place between the television stories Inferno and Terror of the Autons and immediately after the Missing Adventure The Eye of the Giant.
Gary Russell enjoys plagiarising other authors' creations, particularly the reptilian ones (creations, not authors). He used to edit Doctor Who Magazine but now tries to use a PlayStation for Emap Images. This book doesn't feature any of his cats, but some reptiles are users of the rec.arts.drwho Internet site.
Note: For some reason the word "The" has been removed from the title. One of 8 "Monster Collection" reprints published simultaneously. The others were: Corpse Marker (4th Doctor), The Sands of Time (5th Doctor), Illegal Alien and Shakedown (7th Doctor), Prisoner of the Daleks and Sting of the Zygons (10th Doctor) and Touched by an Angel (11th Doctor).
But Liz has enquiries of her own, teaming up with a journalist to track down people who don't exist. What is the mysterious Glasshouse, and why is it so secret?
As the Silurians wake from their ancient slumber, the Doctor, Liz and the Brigadier are caught up in a conspiracy that reaches deep into the heart of the British Government.
An adventure featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee, his companion Liz Shaw and UNIT.