This is the second in The Themis files trilogy. As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.
Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars.
In the first book of the series, giant metal body parts are discovered in the earth that predate the human technology required to make them. A simple idea with huge implications. What does this mean for humanity? For science? Religion?
The story unfolds through interview transcripts and journal entries, and begins 9 years after the events in the first book. Interesting sci fi premise now is revealed to us readers. The aliens want to erase all their descendants with their DNA because they feel the experiment or whatever it was got messed up. Only pure humans with no alien DNA survive the chemical exterminating fog. Only Rose can figure out how to stop the extermination, by using solely materials available 3,000 years ago.
Yeah, I know.
Anyway, kind of fun, and one more to go.