Drift (Doctor Who) by Simon A. Forward

By Simon A. Forward

White consumes the hot Hampshire panorama, as US troops shut like a platoon of ghosts on an armed cult, following a spate of unnaturally serious blizzards. Screams are carried at the frosty winds, yet because the troops holiday in they locate the home abandoned. A gunfight without sufferers. The surgeon, hoping to provide Leela a flavor of existence one of the tribes of local the United States, unearths he has fractionally misjudged his coordinates, they usually too are trapped within the frozen wastes, for he has surprisingly misplaced his homing affinity with the TARDIS. within the within reach small city of Winnipesaukee, a bit lady referred to as Amber Mailloux, distressed via the disappearance of her father, annoyed together with her mother's roaming, unsettled existence, feels nearly at one with the heartless, lonely raging of the typhoon. yet none of them recognize that the snow, the ice isn't just a backdrop, however the genuine enemy. on the center of the flow is a dwelling presence, glorying within the chilly, inhuman buildings of the ice. And it is hungry...

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Then his prayers were answered. In a bad way. Up along the road, something stirred in the pack. The grey shapes milled about, agitated, like the smoke had been fanned. The leader caught the scent, and suddenly it was as if Curt wasn‟t there. The animal‟s ears pricked up, it sniffed the air and glanced about. Spooked. Suddenly, it was on the run, across the road and into the trees on the downward slope. Off towards the lake. The rest of its pack followed, pouring into the woods, never looking back.

She was taking a lot of trouble to cart it off into those trees. ‟ Parker tried to sound fascinated, but as he raised the binoculars to his eyes, he could barely see the trees, let alone anything moving among them. ‟ His partner snatched back the binoculars as he lowered them. She nudged him in the ribs for his pains. „That‟ll teach you to lie in, deadwood. The fact is, she was dragging a parachute. ‟ „Not lately,‟ admitted Parker, intrigued in spite of himself. „You‟re sure you‟re not -‟ Melody favoured him with a patient tilt of the head.

Somebody there? What in hell spooked those curs? What kind of Godforsaken hole have you brought my baby to, Martha, you bitch? I swear, I‟ll... He clutched the gun tighter for comfort, aimed it at nothing. ‟ He flinched as the cold stung his face. Like an icicle splinter. It stung so bad, he had to touch his cheek for a moment to test for blood. Nothing. Only a cold fire. He ignored it and carried on scanning all around him, his back pressed to the tree. The cold closed in and the snows spattered on his jacket.

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