The King Of Terror
All this useless beauty. All these great leaps forward. And for what? So that the first alien with an advanced degree in interplanetary warfare can take it all from you?
As the millennium draws to a close, the future of humankind hinges on the activities of one multimedia company, InterCom. Suspecting that old mistakes are being repeated, the Brigadier asks the Doctor and his companions to investigate the company’s Los Angeles headquarters. But their infiltration is disrupted by the murderous games of terrorists seeking the fulfilment of age-old prophecies.
While the Doctor and UNIT encounter aliens in the boardroom, Tegan meets a pop star, Turlough finds himself a victim of his own desires and Los Angeles becomes a war zone in which humanity is merely a helpless bystander.
- The King of Terror was the thirty-seventh BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka and Vislor Turlough. It also featured Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
- The Doctor mentions that he witnessed the Charge of the Light Brigade in October 1854.
- Tegan Jovanka grew up in Caloundra, seventy miles from Brisbane.
- By 1999 Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart has met ten Doctors, although he’s secretive about which ones and in which order.
- Lethbridge-Stewart confronts “Control” (his American opposite number) and considers him disreputable.
- Johnny Chess is the son of Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright. He knows/slept with a future version of Tegan (because she doesn’t recognise him).