|Edition: || UK (paperback)|
|When: ||August 1987|
It is 1794 and the TARDIS materialises some distance away from Paris during the French Revolution — the infamous Reign of Terror.
Soon the TARDIS crew find themselves caught up in the tangled web of historical events. Imprisoned in a dank dungeon, Ian is entrusted with delivering a message to master-spy James Stirling.
Who is James Stirling? What world-shattering events are being discussed in a deserted inn off the Calais road? And can the Doctor and his friends escape a violent and bloody death at the dreaded guillotine?