When Yasmin finds a jewelled egg in her grandfather’s shed, her first thought is to sell it. Unfortunately, the object is no valuable Fabergé antique, but a dangerous weapon from another planet. Worse still, the buyer she finds online is a Russian secret agent working for the Committee for Extraterrestrial Research, who promptly swipes it, kills her brother Sayed and lands her in hospital.
When Sgt Andy Davidson realises that he’s not dealing with an ordinary double shooting, he calls Gwen Cooper, who breaks the bad news about the egg and its deadly contents. With no Torchwood to help, and Gwen in America, it’s up to Andy and Yasmin to follow the trail of the “Shiva virus” — all the way from Cardiff to the British Museum…
I loved Fallout and it’s probably a 4.5 for me (but I also might be a bit biased because I like Andy a lot and I find Tom Price’s voice soothing so maybe it would be 3.5 stars for someone who isn’t as interested in Andy or Tom Price’s voice).
Andy’s thoughts during the beginning about murder scenes were amusing. I liked Yasmin and Pavel Androvich Yezhov a lot and I liked them both immediately which was great (because sometimes it takes me a while to warm up to new characters)! It was really entertaining and there were small moments and lines throughout that I really loved.
I usually prefer the longer audio books, but Tom Price was narrating and as always he did a terrific job. It’s just a joy to listen to him tell stories. The story focuses on Sgt. Andy with only a small interlude of Gwen who’s still on holiday in the US. I thought it was quite interesting to see what Andy would do if he really has no backup from Torchwood. Interesting story with some really nice Andy moments.