Seeing the Second Doctor in Middle America opens possibilities that are nearly endless. The pairing of the Second and Fourth Doctors is a great combination even though they never meet in this book, and given the plot, don't really need to either. Reading the synopsis of this book will get any Who fan excited, but unfortunately here the fantastic ideas fall by the wayside of either hurried writing, poor editing, or a lack of sound exposition. Honestly, there are about seven or eight stories happening at once and not enough time is given to any of them. I'll be the first to admit that some Doctor Who episodes and adventure books have baffled me, but a second round with the material usually clears up previous confusion. If you are puzzled with this book, you are not alone. The end goes at a mile a minute, giving no time to explain what is happening, where it's happening, and to whom it's happening. In the prelude, Stone reinforces his affinity for stopping prose in climatic midstream for the sake of dramatic zest. Unfortunately, he does it so often and so inappropriately that it totally loses its affect and more often than not perplexes and frustrates the reader. This book goes everywhere all at once and it's regrettable that the reader can't come along.