Torchwood; outside the Government, beyond the police, and currently the heart of a web of enigma and lies the likes of which it has never seen before. Fresh out of two good men, they find themselves with the difficult task of filling up crucial spots in Cardiff’s most elusive job market. Just when things seem to be at their lowest for the team, they find a mysterious man with an even more mysterious purpose; nothing.
John Smith, a name shrouded in the history of belonging to a most extraordinary man, is without a past, or a present, but has a future in Torchwood. He appears out of the blue with a will for adventure and a mind for impossible things. He’s without qualifications, but the leader of Torchwood, finds him to be so remarkably unorthodox that he insists they recruit him. If all else fails, they could possibly find out the deep mystery behind his unknown past.
But while John may not know himself, there are others who claim to know his identity. But with his amnesia it seems impossible to prove. It is in these two that Torchwood finds itself filling its ranks once more with the elite; a man of extraordinary intellect and a doctor of military caliber. Behind them follows a duo that refuses to involve themselves with the Institute, but intends to keep watch, looking for something—someone that they, nay, the universe cannot live without. They know who he is but keep it secret, if only for the sake of hoping to fix him themselves.
Life, they will soon learn, with Torchwood, is never an easy feat. The onslaught of alien flotsam and jetsam from the Rift is not the only thing they have to worry about as the web continues to grow and ensnare members of every day society—innocent people. Or so they seem. Justice is never truly justice, for it always has a motive, and the motives of the Cardiff Police seem for the best for all. But the government may have something different to say about that matter. With a little digging, the rhythm of the universe has other plans that seem to center around, lo and behold, John Smith. And while he continues to remain oblivious to the threads changing and converging around him, villains of all sorts unite with a common purpose. Outside the government and beyond the police no longer seems to hold credit in a rapidly changing story. And every fairy tale needs a good old fashioned villain.
All in all, Torchwood has a reputation for leaving its members dead or dying early on in life. The Universe seems intent on keeping its reputation for just that sort of thing, and it is quickly sucking in the fates of those who desire its answers.