Writer's Commentary

Twenty-Four: 14 September 1971

Stevens returns to his present, taking Cleary with him. But the soldier is brain damaged by the journey back and hospitalised. The Doctor thanks the journalist and decides it is time to check whether the Master is on his private prison island - thus setting in motion the events of The Sea Devils. But the Doctor leaves Stevens completely in the lurch, with no job, no reputation, no lover and no future.

The journalist is a broken man, weighed down by a terrible secret. A typical happy ending for a David Bishop book!

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