by Terrance Dicks
Bernice receives an unexpected visit from her old companion Chris Cwej - a man with a lot on his mind. He tells her of a discovery made by his late partner, Roz Forrester: years before, while they were searching the mean streets of Megacity, Roz unearthed the first evidence of 'the project', a fiendish criminal scheme which she thought endangered the whole sector. Chris promised he would investigate with her, but her tragic death means he needs someone to step into Roz's shoes, and that person is Benny.
Like Chris, Benny decides to undertake the mission to honour Roz's memory, and the pair set off to a lawless mining colony and the sprawling chaos of Megacity. There they meet an old friend, Garshak the augmented Ogron, and soon all three of them are up to their necks in corruption - faced by a multitude of villainous ne'er-do-wells.
The future of the entire sector is at stake, and Benny must swiftly learn to become a true detective. For they are not the only ones in Megacity engaged on a hunt; those on their trail have had far more practice at it than an archaeologist with the best of intentions - and they see it as a very deadly pursuit.
*Featuring Benny and Chris
*A Virgin Books 'New Adventures' novel