When Professors James Flanagan and Thomas Nellings from Brooklyn College of Natural History embark on a trip to Kentucky to inspect recently discovered artifacts in Mammoth Cave, they expect to find typical North American remains. But from the moment they inspect the artifacts, they know their lives have changed forever. The first indication of anything unusual is the discovery of cuneiform hieroglyphics-the earliest form of writing dating back 6,000 years in Mesopotamia. It's a mystery how writing of this kind has found its way to the United States. As Flanagan and Nellings explore deeper into the cavern, the pair discern a unique energy form; this Zero Point Energy could be the Holy Grail to unlimited energy which unscrupulous people would do anything to own. But they are truly shocked when they find an alien spacecraft ensconced deep below the earth. Their routine investigation quickly turns into a high-stakes adventure that could eliminate humanity's dependence on fossil fuels. Flanagan and Nellings could lose their lives or usher in a new age of peace and prosperity. But will humanity survive long enough to make the transition?