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The King of Terror (novel)

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The King of Terror
The King of Terror
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Tegan, Turlough
Main enemy: Jex, Canavitchi
Main setting: Los Angeles, 1999
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Keith Topping
Release details
Release number: 37
Release date: 6 November 2000
Format: Paperback Book; 30 Chapters, 288 Pages
ISBN 0-563-53802-3
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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.

Publisher's summary Edit

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.

Plot Edit

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The Doctor Edit

Individuals Edit

  • Tegan grew up in Caloundra, seventy miles from Brisbane.
  • By 1999, Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart has met nine Doctors, although he's secretive about which ones and in which order. According to Geoff Paynter, UNIT is aware of "nine or ten" Doctors.
  • Lethbridge-Stewart confronts "Control" (his American opposite number) and considers him disreputable.
  • Lethbridge-Stewart trusts the Doctor implicitly but still ignores his prohibitions about guns.
  • Johnny Chess is the son of Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright.
  • Geoff smokes Silk Cut cigarettes.
  • Denzel Washington is mentioned.

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Notes Edit

  • This book is also available as an ebook from the Amazon Kindle store.[source needed]

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