The Undertaker's Gift was the fourteenth release in the BBC Torchwood Novels series.
Publisher's summary Edit
The Hokrala Corp lawyers are back, and they're suing planet Earth for mishandling the twenty-first century! An assassin has been sent to remove Captain Jack Harkness! And, a record number of aliens have been coming through the Rift — it's been a busy week in Cardiff. Now, there are reports of an extraordinary funeral cortege in the night time city, with mysterious pallbearers guarding a rotting cadaver that simply doesn't want to be buried. Torchwood should be ready for anything, but with Jack the target of an invisible killer, Gwen trapped in a forgotten crypt, and Ianto Jones falling desperately ill, could a world of suffering be the Undertaker's gift to planet Earth?
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- Captain Jack Harkness
- Gwen Cooper
- Ianto Jones
- Nina Rogers
- Jessica Montague
- Rachel Banks
- Jack was once imprisoned on Rigel 77.
- Jack takes a pair of SIG Sauer 9mm pistols, an energy lance, a Sontaran Stenk 11 pistol and a pair of AI throwing knives from the Torchwood armoury.
- Warp shunt technology can be used to achieve time travel if used near a time rift.
- Jack and the Time Agency were involved in the sinking of Atlantis.
- The Keshkali soldiers use Flechette guns which use compressed praxis gas.
- The Keshkali Ring Worlds were where the Keshkali homeworld was located. It was destroyed by a temporal fusion bomb.
- The team capture a Vortex Dweller.
- Harold sends Torchwood a recording on Betamax.
- Pitbullfrogs are predators.
- AI knives are made of Trintillium.
- Grolon rats infest Butetown.
- This book is also available as an ebook from the Amazon Kindle store.
- Jack mentions the Silurians. (TV: The Silurians, TV: Warriors of the Deep)
- The team use Abaddon, (TV: End of Days) the Alien Sleepers (TV: Sleeper), the Pharm (TV: Reset) and the events at CERN (AUDIO: Lost Souls) to prove the success of Torchwood Three.
- Wynnie knows Nina Rogers. (PROSE: Bay of the Dead, PROSE: Consequences)
- Harriet Derbyshire was interested in the abduction of Francis Morgan. (TV: To the Last Man)
- Jack calls Kathy Swanson. (TV: They Keep Killing Suzie)
- Erisa Magambo calls Jack. (TV: Turn Left, TV: Planet of the Dead)
- Torchwood has been busy since Jackson Leaves and Agnes Havisham. (PROSE: The House That Jack Built, Risk Assessment)
- Jack and Ianto talk about the last time they received a Hokrala writ, around the time they encountered the Strepto Hag. (PROSE: Something in the Water)