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3.0 out of 5 stars new recruit, 12 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Torchwood: Border Princes (Hardcover)
Torchwood. Secret agency based in cardiff protecting the human race from aliens and alien technology. You will probably know that from having watched the tv show, but I mention it here because the book throws you in at the deep end without introducing the characters or the set up. Torchwood are tracking down something that's causing people in cardiff to go mad. And if you are familiar with the tv show, you'll wonder who this person working for them called James is, because we never saw him on screen.

That's the big mystery of the book. As torchwood go about their usual business dealing with strange things happening in cardiff, someone else is in the city, tracking something down.

The prose here is very readable, but not too many characters get much of a look in, as this story seems to be mostly about gwen and the relationship she gets into with james. another fixture on tv was the clash between her home life and her work life, and there's plenty more of that here.

This is quite readable but you tend to wonder where it's going, although hang on in there as there is a main plot to this which kicks in during the last third. It's all quite intriguing and well resolved, but it does also feel a little rushed, one story element not amounting to as much as you might have expected.

A decent torchwood novel but not the strongest of them
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Paul Tapner
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