The novelistation of 'Inferno' was written by Terrance Dicks
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Inferno is the name of a top-secret drilling project to penetrate the Earth's crust and release a major new energy source.
A crisis develops when a noxious liquid leaks out as drilling progresses - the green poison has a grotesquely debilitating effect on human beings.
As the Earth's plight worsens, the Doctor is trapped in a parallel world, unable to rescue the planet and its inhabitants from the destructive force of Inferno...