Risk Assessment


3.00 out of 5
(2 reviews)

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Published on: October 15, 2009


Agnes Havisham is awake, and Jack is worried (and not a little afraid). The Torchwood Assessor is roused from her sleep in only the worst of times — it’s happened just four times in the last 100 years. Can the situation really be so bad? Someone, somewhere, is fighting a war, and they’re losing badly. The coffins of the dead are coming through the Rift. With thousands of alien bodies floating in the Bristol Channel, it’s down to Torchwood to round them all up before a lethal plague breaks out. And now they’ll have to do it by the book — the 1901 edition!

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James Goss


Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Rhys Williams

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Between series 2 and 3



2 reviews for Risk Assessment

  1. Syl Verne

    With a very heavy heart and a lot of swallowing, I give this novel the 3 stars it deserves instead of just like,, one or smth, bc FUCK if Agnes isn’t the most annoying character ever??? Seriously I don’t know how much it’s just me but she’s just. So goddamn awful. You ever met someone who thinks they know EVERYTHING better than you and stomp you in the dust w/ their casual air of absolute superiority at every turn? Yeah. Add them having actual authority over you….. AND repeatedly making mistakes while refusing to admit they’re anything more than minor miscalculations [and the fact that she thinks very little of Ianto and isn’t afraid to voice it], and you might understand why I hate her so much :’D
    If you think you can stand that, you’re in for a pretty good story with some plottwists that are only semi-forseeable. If not…maybe better stay clear.

  2. Xandra73

    This book was a bit of a mixed bag. I really like James Goss’ writing and I thought overall it was very well done. Loved the character of Agnes (well she was annyoing but the character was good anyway) and the slight comedic touch of the story was well done too. And it’s always great to have Rhys involved and I loved every single part of that. I didn’t like so much that the story was kind of split into three different stories. It didn’t make for a smooth reading, page turner kind of story. The first half was really good in my opinion, but bringing out another threat made it drag a bit. Maybe also because it was way over the top. And while I usually LOVE endings like this… for Torchwood it made no sense at all.

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