The Cydonia Objective picks up exactly at the end of The Mongol Objective, where Caleb Crowe and his son must escape the depths of the Egyptian desert and make their way to The Statue of Liberty to attain The Spear of Destiny. The Spear is said to be the only ancient artifact that can stop the power of The Emerald Tablet, which once put into play would destroy all life on earth. It’s the tablet that Nina Osseni has in her possession and has every intention of using.
Meanwhile the other members of the Morpheous Initiative, Phoebe and Orlando are half a world away in Afghanistan, where they are asked to use their psychic skills to find The Hummingbird, a fellow remote viewer with something that the enemy needs to complete its mission of humanity’s total annihilation.
All the pieces of the historical puzzles eventually lead back to one purpose and the Cydonia Face on Mars is the key.
With this conclusion to the series, Sakmyster packs quite an action filled punch. I found myself excited to see my favorite characters once again embroiled in a complex race against time and old enemies. Though the characters were richly developed from the first book to the last, they came secondary to the intensely researched and intricately woven history. With so much going on I was worried that Sakmyster would have a hard time making it all come together, but there were no loose ends, only the possibility of future stories. Let’s hope so.