A novella and a novel in the ongoing spinoff series about the Brigadier from Doctor Who.
Second paragraph of third chapter of The Life of Evans, by John Peel:
For the first time in his life, Evans actually felt as though he was fitting in.
Private Evans is a minor character in the TV story The Web of Fear, and here he gets a nice backstory all his own, with of course an alien incursion, firmly rooted in the life of a Welsh army recruit.
Second paragraph of third chapter of Night of the Intelligence, by Andy Frankham-Allan:
Simon would have none of it. ‘It’s just noise,’ he said.
Frankham-Allan is the brains behind this series, and here he pulls together a lot of the threads from the previous novels, along with several different versions of the Brigadier’s long-lost brother from different timelines, and of course the Great Intelligence and Professor Travers. It would have been easy to lose the run of a complex story like this, but I felt that Frankham-Allan pulled it off.