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Scales of Injustice (Doctor Who Missing Adventures) [Paperback]

Gary Russell
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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dr Who; Television tie-in edition edition (18 July 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0426204778
  • ISBN-13: 978-0426204770
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 10.8 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 905,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Synopsis

When a little boy goes missing & a policewom an begins daubing cave paintings on a wall, the Doctor suspe cts it''s all down to a group of homo reptilia. Liz Shaw has her own ideas & has teamed up with a journalist to search fo r people who don''t exist. '

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Missing Adventures 27 May 2008
By David TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent book which features the Third Doctor, UNIT, Liz Shaw and the Silurians. I won't go into plot details as the other reviewers have done that. Gary Russell has written an intersting book which is a sequel to the tv story Doctor Who And The Silurians (available on dvd as part of the Beneath The Surface box set). It is worth watching that story before reading this book.

The book is well written by Gary Russell and the departure of Liz Shaw is quite mooving. All the regular characters in UNIT are handled well as is the Third Doctor - you can almost hear Jon Pertwee speaking his lines through the pages.

Like all the Missing Adventures this book is now out of print and therefore highly collectable. With the success of the new series I would have thought these books would have been reprinted. It would be nice if they could be. If not you can allways purchase them from an Amazon seller.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "They're back, Liz. They're back." 10 Mar 2006
Format:Paperback
On the surface, everything seems to be running smoothly at UNIT, but there are forces underway that will change everything. When a young boy is abducted from the seaside, and a policewoman left scrawling pictures of prehistoric animals, it becomes clear that the Silurians are on the move. But, there are more players in this game than are first apparent. Someone is looking to undermine UNIT, and seize control of all of the UK's secret organizations. What are they all up to and why?
Overall, I found this to be a very good story. It has lots of action and suspense, and it is great to see the third Doctor back in action. Yes, this book tries to tie up a lot of loose ends, including the departure of Liz Shaw and the dissolution of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart's marriage, so it is a more complex story than most of those presented in the television show, but that just makes it a better book.
This is an interesting story, with lots of interesting characters. If you are a fan of the third Doctor, then you will enjoy this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Take centre stage, Brigadier 4 Aug 2008
Format:Paperback
Gary Russell remains one of Doctor Who's top writers; his instinctive grasp of character and consistent plotting strengths shine through many novels - not least the latest in the Missing Adventure series. Taking UNIT and its movers and shakers out of the background and putting them firmly centre-stage enables the reader to see events from their perspective rather than that of The Doctor or his companions. We also see the toll of the human cost on The Brigadier and his staff; rather than being cannon fodder the UNIT personnel are seen as real people - something the TV series never had the scope (or the inclination) to do.
In Scales of Injustice, Russell takes one of the 70s iconic Doctor Who aliens and re-invigorates them for the 90s after the debilitating mess that was 1984's Warriors of the Deep. The story follows on from the events documented in one of The Third Doctor's earliest outings, 1970's The Silurians. After The Brigadier entombed the reptiles in their underground lair in Derbyshire, they remained dormant for several months, before rearing their heads as Silurian/Sea Devil hybrids; anxious to accomplish their aim of reclaiming the Earth from the upstart apes. Whilst The Doctor quickly becomes their prisoner, his companion Liz Shaw is drawn into the machinations of the mysterious C19 organization and it's equally enigmatic research arm `The Glasshouse'. The Brig meanwhile, is grappling with the break-up of his marriage (due mainly to the secretive nature of his work) whilst also battling to keep UNIT's funding intact and save his own job. This then, is really The Brigadier's story; we get a glimpse of the man behind the moustache and see the repercussions of the decisions he is forced to make.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scales of Injustice 27 April 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I placed my order on 20th March and it arrived on 23rd March, arriving in perfect time and packed with excellent standard.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Printing this "book" is the only injustice 24 April 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is another book I would love to give ZERO crowns. Quite simply the whole thing is a mess. From the pre-teen style of writing (I can almost imagine the author giggling as he strung some sentences together on his word processor) to the positive mire of puerile and excessive continuity this book stinks. Don't bother buying this unless its the right size to prop up one leg of a wonky table.
The whole book fails - the plot is poor, the characters are either uninteresting or bland, and the structure is poorly thought out....The book thinks its clever but only succeeds in being irritating. I came away from this book saddened that I had wasted a couple of hours reading such drivel. The only good thing that came out of reading it was that I had added a name to the list of authors to avoid.
Miss this book...and count your blessings.
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