Long Time Dead - Torchwood, Bk 17 Author:Sarah Pinborough Cardiff Bay. The government has ordered the excavation of the wreckage of a secret underground base. DCI Tom Cutler is watching from a distance, fascinated by the process. There are people in his dreams. People he feels he should know. — The disbanded Torchwood Institute spent a century accumulating non-terrestrial artifacts and catching aliens. ... more »Who knows what -- or who -- might still be intact down there. But by the time they find the first body, Suzie Costello is long gone.