Bullet Time was the forty-fifth BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Seventh Doctor. It also featured Sarah Jane Smith. She is not travelling with the Doctor; rather the Doctor's actions drift into Sarah's contemporary life.
"You're not the Doctor I knew."
"Perhaps you never knew the Doctor."
Street gangsters lurk round every corner. And when one decides to confide in Sarah, she is thrown headlong into danger. What are UNIT doing in Hong Kong, and why are they following missing backpackers? What is causing a spate of strange and unnatural deaths? And how is Sarah’s old and trusted friend the Doctor involved? More importantly, whose side is he on?
The truth can now be told, and the outcome of Sarah’s investigations revealed. But will her world ever be the same again?
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- The Seventh Doctor has been drug dealing with aliens. He is just below the head of the Chinese mafia.
- Although they are never mentioned by name, the aliens that appear on this novel are (or are similar) the Tzun.
- It is implied that Sarah Jane Smith may have died at the end of this novel. This possibility is proved not to have happened by her appearances in the new series and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
- Iris Wildthyme is mentioned as one of UNIT's scientific advisers, although she is currently on vacation. (PROSE: The Scarlet Empress)
- The Doctor speaks about Al Capone as an old friend. (PROSE: Blood Harvest)