Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC


An Event Group Thriller

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


"Fans of Clive Cussler, Verne, X-Files, and military tactical thrillers will find much to enjoy in this increasingly clever series." -Booklist on Leviathan

The New York Times bestselling author of Leviathan and Primeval is back at full throttle with an adrenaline-pumping addition to the Event Group Thriller Series.

The United States is ready to make a triumphant return to the moon, striking out boldly into the solar system in an attempt to regain the confidence of the heady days of the Apollo program. The first of what are to be many missions to the lunar surface was designed to find the frozen water needed to prepare to build a base to launch an assault on Mars.

But a shocking discovery at Shackleton Crater brings the first Prometheus mission to an abrupt halt. Remote robots uncover human skeletal remains and a base that had been destroyed countless millennia ago. The information is sent back to earth where forensic analysis at NASA reveals the corpse to be over seven hundred million years old.

A secret this devastating cannot be kept forever, and the news is leaked to the world. Soon nations are thrown into a head-long collision, pitting governments against their own citizens as the flames of fundamentalism start a conflagration that threatens to engulf the world as a race to return the moon is on.

The Event Group is tasked to unravel the mystery and to offer something that can either explain our ancient visitor or, at least, keep the world from descending into chaos. Colonel Jack Collins once again leads a team of the world's greatest scientists and philosophers on a journey that will take the Event Group to the airless world of space. But while a battle rages over the truth of our heritage, the Event Group realizes that this may not be humanity's war alone. Could something else--someone else--be coming to finish a war that they started almost a billion years ago?

Publishers Weekly Review

Jun 20, 2011 – Nothing less than the fate of the earth is at stake in bestseller Goleman's sweeping sixth Event Group thriller (after Primeval). A small alien named Mahjtic, a secret our government has kept for years, warns that the Grays, a branch of evil aliens, are headed toward our planet bent on domination. Earth's only salvation is to acquire advanced weaponry left on the surface of the moon and in an Ecuadorian mine by the remnants of another alien society 700 million years ago. Tasked with the weapons acquisition assignment is the Event Group, a secret government unit headed by Col. Jack Collins that takes on scientific and military missions that fall far beyond the bounds of normality. A subplot involving a wealthy televangelist slows the action somewhat, but as soon as he has been dealt with, the book hits its massive stride and seldom slows.

Customer Reviews

Lots of fun

Love the Event Group series.


Good book. Never a dull moment. Good stand alone even with references to other books. Easy simple brain candy.

Best of the bunch

The entire Event series is a good, fun read, and should be read in the correct sequence, but this is, to me, the best book of the bunch. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is the all too frequent typographical or transcription errors. The book feels like needed just one more pass by a proofreader. I can't wait for the next book in the series!

View In iTunes
  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Published: Aug 16, 2011
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 250 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings

More by David L. Golemon