I'm sorry but I'm going to have to completely disagree with 'Arca20' on this one. I've read all the New Doctor Who Adventures; some have been great, some mediocre, and some absolute drivel. This isn't drivel, and I have to say that Gary Russell wrote the recent Tenth Doctor novel 'Beautiful Chaos' which was superb, and his Torchwood story 'Twilight Streets' was also well written and received. However, it may not be drivel but this novel is over-complicated and, sorry Gary, boring. The cover makes it look far more exciting than it actually is, and although it is coherent and cohesive, the characters, setting, plot and style are all relentlessly dull. Consequently I struggled with this more than any other NA book, and would not recommend it at all.