Marshall has constructed the outline of this last book in the series and intends on bringing it through drafting and editing during the last half of 2015 and the first half of 2016.
Decades of volcanic research, including extensive field trips to dozens of volcanoes in the Rim of Fire region of Indonesia, lead Cambridge University geologists to a structural anomaly on the side of an ancient volcanic cone on the island of Bali. A smooth-walled shaft eighty feet in diameter, capped by a mushroom protrusion of country rock, descends downward.
Cambridge turns to the staff of the UN’s Institute for the Study of Unusual Phenomena (ISUP) for assistance. Cooperation from the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office results in discovery of many more shaft-like fumaroles amongst Indonesia’s ninety-one volcanoes.
Reports of blue-light beams penetrating the atmosphere and entering the oceans of the world attract the concern of the U.S. government. ISUP staff, in cooperation with the CIA and U.S. and Canadian Navies, are dispatched to investigate.
Contemporaneously, Cambridge scientists piece together evidence indicating a catastrophic meteor impacted the Black Sea around 180,00 years ago, the same time as events that brought extinction to advanced peoples recently discovered to have been living on top of a volcanic plug beneath an Icelandic ice cap.
Unusual movements of asteroids orbiting the sun outside Pluto confound the world scientific community. An ominous pattern of malicious intent, originating somewhere among the stars, begins to emerge. ISUP decides to seek assistance at a secret Mountain Place of Knowledge in Belize, a historic repository created by entities calling themselves the Ancestors, who reside in the Pleiades star system of the Taurus Constellation.