“Take Arcadia apart if you have to.”
The middle of the twenty-fifth century. The Second Dalek War is drawing to an untidy close. Earth’s office of External Operation is trying to extend its influence over the corporations that have controlled human-occupied space since man first ventured to the stars.
Agent Isabelle Defries is leading one expedition. Among her barely-controllable squad is an explosives expert who calls herself Ace. Their destination: Arcadia.
A non-technological paradise? A living laboratory for a centuries-long experiment? Fuel for a super-being? Even when Ace and Benny discover the truth, The Doctor refuses to listen to them.
Nothing is what it seems to be.
- Deceit is the thirteenth novel in the Virgin New Adventures series. It was written by Peter Darvill-Evans and released in 1993.
- Abslom Daak is a clone, “not very good one”, at that.
Ace thinks about having sex with Daak.
The Dalekplague used during the 22nd century Dalek invasion of Earth is mentioned in passing.
The TARDIS is cured of the infection it reacquired in Tír na n-Óg.
The Doctor ejected the zero room from the TARDIS, to destroy Pool.
Ace is three years older than when she left The Doctor on Heaven.
- Bernice Summerfield is haunted by the destruction of the Seven Planets.