Published on July 14th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
Torchwood: The Undertakerâ€™s Gift
This 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. Theyâ€™re suing planet Earth for mishandling the twenty-first century, and they wonâ€™t tolerate any efforts to repel them. An assassin has been sent to remove Captain Jack Harkness.
Itâ€™s been a busy week in Cardiff. The Hubâ€™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 doesnâ€™t want to be buried.
Torchwood should be ready for anything â€“ 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 Undertakerâ€™s gift to planet Earth?
The Undertakerâ€™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 Â£7.99.