Excalibur is the 6th book in the Area 51 series and continues the story of Earth's battle against the Arlia, the Guides, the Ones Who Wait, Artad's and Aspasia's Shadows, our own government and ourselves.
Through meticulous research and working together, although not always with total trust, Mike Turcotte and Lisa Duncan, along with Professor Mualama and Che Lu have found and deciphered the documents identifying the secrets to controlling the Guardians.
Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur; The Holy Grail, Christs cup; and The Ark of the Covenant, repository of the Words of God given to Moses. Of course, these aren't really what these relics are - they are the tolls and instruments of the Arlia and must be found at any cost if Earth is to survive.
Turcotte heads off to Mount Everest with Mualama to retrieve Excalibur. Yakov must return to Moscow and go to Mt. Ararat and try to find another mother ship that may contain the Grail amd Lisa Duncan must resist torture even as she tries to remember who she is, or isn't.
We finally meet the really bad guys - the Swarm - the creatures that the Arlia have been at war with for millenia. We have seen them before, but didn't know what they were until they revealed themselves on Mt. Everest. Lucky for Earth, Turcotte and Yakov are successful.
Unfortunately, panic and hysteria, fueled by the Guides, the Ones Who Wait, the two Shadoes, and assorted others begin neuclear and biological war in the far east, in China and Korea and Japan. Mass destruction and death are the result and Earth edges even closer to total devastation as the Arlia and their servents and minions still fight amongst each other.
The prologue to the book is interesting in that it takes the reader back in time and explains the legends of Excalibur and The Pyramids. This helps the reader understand why these relics are so important and must be found at all cost.
Again, Robert Doherty gets a bit redundant in his story telling, but in order to keep the reader unconfused, it pays to read thru the redundant stuff so you can keep allthe players and places straight. This has been one confusing series, but it has its rewarding moments.
I really have become attached to the characters of Yakov and Turcotte - could care less about the Arlia gang as they aren't very nice and Lisa Duncan is still very much an enigma. I am hoping that by book 7 (the last one) All will be revealed. So, my advice, keep reading - it has to end eventually.
Title: Area 51: Excalibur