Doctor Who Logo 'The Deadly Game'

by Jacqueline Rayner
The Doctor

The Doctor and Rose are back on present-day Earth, in the middle of a heatwave. Apart from the temperature, the worst thing that's happening is the local bully causing trouble. Everything else seems pretty good. A new video game has been launched; it's a big hit, and you can even win copies on scratchcards at the supermarket. There are all sorts of other prizes too - like holidays. That's what people are desperate to win - it's so hot, they want to get away for as long as possible. So it's really no surprise when they just don't return...

*Featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose

*A BBC Books 'Ninth Doctor Adventures' novel

*Working title: 'Death Players'

(To be released 19th May 2005, in hardback form)