Agnes Havisham is awake, and Jack is worried (and not a little afraid). The Torchwood Assessor is roused from her sleep in only the worst of times — it’s happened just four times in the last 100 years. Can the situation really be so bad? Someone, somewhere, is fighting a war, and they’re losing badly. The coffins of the dead are coming through the Rift. With thousands of alien bodies floating in the Bristol Channel, it’s down to Torchwood to round them all up before a lethal plague breaks out. And now they’ll have to do it by the book — the 1901 edition!
- Risk Assessment was the thirteenth release in the BBC Torchwood Novels series.
- Takes place in 2009 after the Dalek invasion (The Stolen Earth / Journey’s End)
- Jack uses an Ice Warrior sonic cannon and the singularity scalpel to kill the Vam.
- Whilst fighting a robotic soldier trying to open a subspace rift above the East India Docks, Agnes says that Torchwood can easily handle a space-time rift and that it is “far from Doomsday”, a reference to Army of Ghosts/Doomsday, as this spatial rift would cause Torchwood to build Canary Wharf and lead to the events of those episodes.