It’s 1999 and the Millennium Bug is threatening to bring the world’s computers to a standstill. Experts struggle to avert disaster, but a powerful force seems determined to work against them.
As the government realises the full implications of Year 2000, one company seems to promise all the technological answers… but what exactly are the methods and motives behind the operation?
What is the connection between the Millennium Bug, a raid on a Russian nuclear base, a break-in at a British defence contractor, and a pen that Sarah-Jane Smith kept as a memento of a past adventure? The Doctor and Commander Harry Sullivan of MI5 must discover the truth before the world is plunged into a digital winter.
No longer just an expensive miscalculation, the Millennium Bug could also be the key to an alien take-over of Earth…
- Millennium Shock was the twenty-second BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Fourth Doctor travelling alone, but an older Harry Sullivan also appears in the novel. This novel is a sequel to the Virgin Missing Adventures novel System Shock.
- Harry Sullivan is older than when the Doctor last met him. He’s still working for MI5.
- At some point prior to 1998 Sarah Jane Smith’s aunt had died.