Once more Professor Bernice Summerfield is back where she belongs on the printed pages of a novel. Here, she finds herself on a quest for an advanced research vessel, but soon she ends up at Station Control - the point where the four hundred and seventeen multiverses come together at one single point. As usual danger awaits, but so does the presence of the last person she expected to see again...
Dave Stone's The Infernal Nexus share's some superficial similarities to the previous book in this series Jac Rayner's The Squires Crystal. Namely that by some huge coincidence of fate they are both exactly the same page length (the incredibly short 186 pages) and both novels were released a very short time after the author had a Doctor Who novel published. But the most important similarity between the two novels is that they're both superb, continuing to ensure that the Big Finish Bernice books are a huge improvement of their first two novels.
The brilliance of The Infernal Nexus more than makes up for any complaints about the shortness of the novel though. Dave Stone's unique style of writing is once more in evidence, and with Stone having written quite a few solo Benny books, the quality that he showed in (most) of those is in evidence again here.
The Infernal Nexus is very enjoyable. It's well written with good characterisation of Benny and the other characters featured. There are quite a few surprises in this novel, including a massive one at the end, and these should ensure that future storylines should be very interesting indeed. The Infernal Nexus is a great little book, and if you like Dave Stone's work then it won't disappoint.
And to show that Big Finish were listening, the cover to The Infernal Nexus is radically redesigned with artwork by Adrian Salmon which is both unusual and distinctive - a huge improvement over the previous efforts!