Note: Also available as an audio reading.
Ace has a poor opinion of the security arrangements at Commander Millington's North Yorkshire base — and she's less than comfortable in 1940s fashions. But the Doctor has grave matters on his mind.
Dr Judson, inventor of the Navy's ULTIMA code-breaker, is using the machine to decipher the runic inscriptions in the crypt of the nearby church.
Commander Millington is obsessed with his research into toxic bombs that he insists will hasten the end of World War Two.
A squad of the Red Army's crack Special Missions brigade lands on the Yorkshire coast with instructions to steal the ULTIMA device — unaware that Millington has turned it into a devastating secret weapon.
And beneath the waters at Maiden's Point an ancient evil stirs...
The Doctor uncovers mysteries concealed within villainous plots — but what connects them all to a thousand-year-old curse?