The Space Pirates


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The Space Pirates

BOOK DETAILS

Pages 132
ISBN 0-426-20346-1
Publication Date 15 March 1990

SYNOPSIS

The charges detonate in a series of silent explosions, and space beacon Alpha One disintegrates into lumps of metal. The space pirates have discovered a new source of precious argonite…

General Hermack of the Space Corps diverts his V-ship to investigate – and arrives in the Pliny system in time to witness the destruction of another beacon. Determined to trap the pirates, he leaves a squad of guards on beacon Alpha Four – and shortly afterwards, in the beacon’ computer bay, the incongruous shape of a blue police box materialises.

Suspected by the Space Corps of being pirates, and then pursued as spies by the pirates themselves, The Doctor, Zoe and Jamie risk asphyxiation in the vacuum of space, execution and explosion in their attempts to unmask the mastermind behind the thefts of argonite.

NOTES

CHAPTER TITLES

  1. Spacejack
  2. The Intruders
  3. Trapped
  4. The Renegade
  5. The Survivors
  6. Pursuit
  7. Missile Attack
  8. The Fugitives
  9. The Prisoners
  10. Escape
  11. Betrayed
  12. Rocket Blast
  13. A Coffin in Space
  14. Countdown to Doom

    DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY

  • The closing chapter features Milo Clancy gives an obscene answering machine message to Hermack.
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