by Peter Darvill-Evans
'Take Arcadia apart if you have to.
The middle of the twenty-fifth century. The Dalek war is drawing to an untidy close. Earth's Office of External Operation is trying to extend its influence over the corporations that have controlled human-occupied space since man first ventured to the stars.
Agent Isabelle Defries is leading one expedition. Among her barely-controllable squad is an explosives expert who calls herself Ace. Their destination: Arcadia.
A non-technological paradise? A living laboratory for a centuries-long experiment? Fuel for a super-being? Even when Ace and Benny discover the truth, the Doctor refuses to listen to them.
Nothing is what it seems to be.
*Featuring the Seventh Doctor, Benny and Ace
*A Virgin Books 'New Adventures' novel
*This story also features Abslom Daak, a character who first appeared in the comic strips of ‘Doctor Who Weekly’