Among the guests are Straker and Freeman, and they are also on the 300mph maiden journey. But unknown to them, the television news helijet has been hi-jacked by Aliens, and they are monitoring the passengers. Using remote control, the Aliens seal the World President’s quarters and one gets aboard, stunning him with a gun. By the time the President recovers and the door is released, the Alien has gone. But unknown to anyone, the President is now receiving mental commands from them. UFO activity has been non-existent for the last two months, and Straker suspects they are building up to something big. He is right, for the World President – a guest of the British Prime Minister – now deems SHADO to be an expensive waste in the light of no recent sightings.