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Published on July 14th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Torchwood: The Undertaker’s Gift

A new trio of Torchwood novels are due out in October, with Trevor Baxendale’s The Undertaker’s Gift among them.

Torchwood The Undertaker's GiftThis is Baxendale’s second Torchwood novel – the regular Doctor Who Adventures contributor previously wrote 2008′s Something in the Water.

The Hokrala Corp lawyers are back. They’re suing planet Earth for mishandling the twenty-first century, and they won’t tolerate any efforts to repel them. An assassin has been sent to remove Captain Jack Harkness.

It’s been a busy week in Cardiff. The Hub’s latest guest is a translucent, amber jelly carrying a lethal electrical charge. Record numbers of aliens have been coming through the Rift, and Torchwood could do without any more problems.

But there are reports of an extraordinary funeral cortege in the night-time city, with mysterious pallbearers guarding a rotting cadaver that simply doesn’t want to be buried.

Torchwood should be ready for anything – but with Jack the target of an invisible killer, Gwen trapped in a forgotten crypt and Ianto Jones falling desperately ill, could a world of suffering be the Undertaker’s gift to planet Earth?

The Undertaker’s Gift features the characters Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones as played by John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd, and is released on October 1st 2009 with an RRP of £7.99.

(With thanks to James Whittington)

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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