I will handle each story individually and will keep spoilers to a minimum.
This story concerns the Tomorrow Peoples efforts to find a missing scientist who has disappeared after coming up with an idea which can be used in war - an idea so powerful and dangerous it could devastate the world.
To this end, Stephen is sent undercover into a Scottish boarding school for the second time in his life, in order to gain the confidence of the scientist's son. But, naturally, the Tomorrow People are not the only ones interested in this discovery.
After disobeying John's insructions Stephen finds himself in deep, deep trouble, stranded and with no way of letting the other Tomorrow People know where he is. It is a race against time to save him, and in the process save the lives of an entire species.
This story is an interesting one in terms of the series continuity. At the time it was written and published it fitted quite well into the series, but it was later contradicted by an television serial. The only way to resolve it is to assume it took place in an alternative dimension.
The Tomorrow People must deal with one of their oldest adversaries and prevent him from conquering the United States, and in the process bringing their name into disrepute.
They are not alone - they have a little help from the President of the United States. But in the end, only the Tomorrow People can triumph.
This review © 1997 Shaun Hately, but please feel free to link to it, or copy it.
Thanks to Jeremy Rogers
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