Mythological artifacts become a modern arsenal in a millennia-long interstellar battle. On one side stands the alien race that styled itself as gods to secretly steer human evolution. On the other is an elite team of Area 51 commandos, dedicated to freeing humanity from their interstellar overlords. Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte and his former lover Lisa Duncan are among the few who know the truth about the extraterrestrial threat-- and have the power to fight it. But can they save the human race from eradication or just act as pawns in an elaborate plot to enslave the planet? Having just retrieved the legendary sword Excalibur-- in actuality the control key to an alien mother ship-- from atop Mount Everest, Turcotte rejoins the fight, intent on ending the ancient, bloody conflict once and for all. Yet even as he tries to avert a nuclear holocaust, a deadlier, more insidious alien foe hides in the shadows, waiting for the chance to alert its kind that Earth is ripe for conquest.
by Bob Mayer
by Bob Shea
"Mayer uses the mysterious and legendary objects of human quest in past centuries, such as Excalibur, the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant, to tell the story of a centuries-long war with aliens. Narrator Eric Dove portrays the characters of Mike Turcotte and his colleagues, Nosferatu, and others in a clear, matter-of-fact manner as they struggle to get to Mars. There, they must stop the Airlia, just one of the alien enemies, from completing the construction of a huge satellite dish. Dove's tone of authenticity gives reality, dignity, and timelessness to an action-packed adventure that moves around the globe from Area 51 to Stonehenge, Egypt, Easter Island, the Gulf of Mexico--and even as far as Mars. Dove's narration and the involving plot will draw listeners in and hold their attention. S.C.A. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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