Cade learns about a new Gua leader - The Mabus - who has been sent to Earth to propare the second wave. Somehow, he has to prevent the Mabus consciousness being transferred into a newly-improved husk body
While investigating a biological research facility, Foster is exposed to a leathal airborne virus and must risk his life in order to prevent the virus from spreading.
Foster travels to Chicago in the hope of discovering some hard evidence that he is innocent of his wife's murder
Eddie checks into a mental asylum in the hope of rescuing a judge who is sharing the institution with other people who believe that the Earth is being overrun by aliens
One of the Raven Nation operatives disappears near the small town of Hope. When Jordan and Foster investigate, they discover that the townspeople are hiding a terrible secret
When Mabus dissolves the Gua Assembly, his military leaders are cioncerned that he is launching the second wave too early. They hatch a plan to assassinate him, with the help of Cade Foster.
Foster and Jordan nearly get blown up by a Gua bomb, but at the last moment they are saved by a mysterious email sent to Eddie. They track the e-mail to a house in Portland, Oregon. Disguised as an Internet server technician, Foster discovers that e-mail was sent by Emily, a bright, ten-year-old girl, who is very sick. Jordan gains the girl's confidence by posing as a counselor from the child study program at Emily's school. Jordan soon discovers that Mabus has made a psychic connection with Emily and in doing so, knows that he will soon pull Jordan into his world in order to save the child.
Eddie and Jordan join an archaelogy dig which is looking for Thor's Hammer and they discover a Gua presence looking for the powerful weapon that claims Foster as its first victim
Jordan is ambushed by the Gua at the Radcliffe Foundation annual ball, where she learns the shocking truth about her late father's demise.
Foster is sabotaged and injected with Gua DNA and as the process of transformation progresses, Jordan and Eddie face the antogonizing prospect of having to kill Foster in order to save the planet.
Foster must stop the aliens from destroying the worlds computer systems and Mabus from occupying human bodies including his new love's.
Foster informs the Generals of the Raven Nation that Mabus is using Jordan Radcliffe's body as a host.
Victory seems very close for the Gua, as Mabus capotures Foster. Could an extraterrestrial revelation free Jordan and destroy Mabus?
Foster and Eddie follow an Omega quatrain which leads them to a crash site. But Foster and Joshua square-off to recover an alien warhead equal in power to ten nuclear bombs.
Foster encounters Xevallah, the mysterious stranger who rescued him from the Gua when he was a child. Xevellah teaches Foster the essential wisdom of forgiveness and prepares him for the final battle with the Gua.
Foster travels to the future to locate the "hammer," a Gua weapon that has the power to determine the fate of humankind. But there he discovers that the Resistance has crumbled and his counterpart has lost hope.
Mabus attempts to control the minds of Foster, Eddie, Jordan and Joshua in order to fulfill the requirements necessary to initiate the Second Wave. Meanwhile, the four allies must try and escape from the asylum they have been assigned to