by Peter Anghelides
Thick black clouds are blotting out the skies over Cardiff. As twenty-four inches of rain fall in twenty-four hours, the city centre’s drainage system collapse. The capital’s homeless are being murdered, their mutilated bodies left lying in the soaked streets around the Blaidd Drwg nuclear facility.
Tracked down by Torchwood, the killer calmly drops eight storeys to his death. But the killing’s don’t stop. Their investigations lead Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Toshiko Sato to a monster in a bathroom, a mystery at an army base and a hunt for stolen nuclear fuel rods. Meanwhile, Owen Harper goes missing from the Hub, when a game in Second Reality leads him to an old girlfriend…
Something is coming, forcing its way through the Rift, straight into Cardiff Bay.
*Featuring Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper and Ianto Jones
*A BBC Books 'Torchwood' novel
*Time placing: Gwen has only been working for Torchwood for a couple of months, and has yet to become involved with Owen; the team's attitude towards Ianto doesn't reflect the events of 'Cyberwoman', so I'm placing this after 'Ghost Machine'