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Instruments of Darkness (novel)

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Instruments of Darkness
Instruments of Darkness
Doctor: Sixth Doctor
Companion(s): Mel, Evelyn
Main enemy: Lai-Ma, Tko-Ma
Main setting: Earth, 1993
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Gary Russell
Cover by: Black Sheep
Release details
Release number: 48
Release date: 5 November 2001
Format: Paperback Book; 19 Chapters, 287 Pages
ISBN 0-563-53828-7
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Instruments of Darkness was the forty-eighth BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Sixth Doctor, Melanie Bush and Evelyn Smythe. This was the first novel to feature a character from Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who audio story range. Evelyn Smythe had first appeared in the audio story The Marian Conspiracy, and when this novel was published had appeared in five audio stories.

Publisher's summary Edit

The leaders on planet Earth think that the Magnate is a mysterious "shadow Government" that controls the world. It isn't. The leaders believe the Network to be a ramshackle, paranoid outfit of European anarchists who will eventually blow themselves up. They won't. The leaders believe that if there are humans who can control things with their minds — ESPnets — they're few and far between, and not worth worrying about. They're wrong. The leaders believe that one minute after midnight on 31 December 1993, a new year, full of promise, will begin. They're wrong.

The Doctor and Mel arrive on Earth just days before New Year. An old friend has been kidnapped and taken to France. And two murderous enemies are setting up a new life in the Peak District. Which of these threats should the Doctor deal with first? And why is his old travelling companion Evelyn Smythe using her knowledge of the future to make a fortune from chocolate cake recipes?!

Chapter Titles Edit

  1. Something Always Happens
  2. Rapt: In The Evening Air
  3. That Was Close
  4. To Add to the Confusion
  5. Eye of the Needle
  6. Why Me?
  7. Paranoimia
  8. Memento
  9. Shades of Paranoimia
  10. No Sun
  11. Dreaming in Colour
  12. I of the Needled
  13. A Time to Fear
  14. A Time to Hear (Who's Listening?)
  15. A Time to Clear (It Up)
  16. Saluting the Point of No Return
  17. The Holy Egoism of Genius
  18. Instruments of Lightness
  19. Nothing Was Going to Stop Them Then, Anyway

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