Sarah Jane Smith and the Brigadier are waiting anxiously for the Doctor to complete his regeneration, when metallic monster goes on the rampage through the Ministry of Defence. As the Doctor lies unconscious, Sarah Jane is told that secret plans for a disintegrator gun have been stolen. Before anyone can act, another facility is broken into, and it quickly becomes apparent that the lethal gun is being constructed.
Journalistic instinct leads Sarah Jane to the National Institute for Advanced Scientific Research. Here she makes friends with a robot, K1, and uncovers a secret society bent on world domination. But the when Doctor talks to the robot’s maker he learns the robot had been dismantled. In a race against time can the Doctor save mankind from the evil cabal, and is the robot really just a mindless puppet for the rogue scientists, or will it ultimately resist it’s programming?
This is a rollicking ride written by one of the most prolific Doctor Who writers, Terrance Dicks. His complete and unabridged novelisation is read by the instantly recognisable voice of Tom Baker. Well known and loved as the fourth Doctor, Tom Baker’s highly evocative voice will instantly draw listeners into this tense BBC drama.