There are several main characters in the novel. One protagonist is Steven Cheesecane, a special acting agent of the CIA, who receives an assignment from his superiors to check the information about the grandiose archaeological discoveries made in Egypt during the construction of the Aswan platinum. The main obstacle on the way of the main character are: the existing state-criminal system of power and “world behind the scenes” in the face of a master of the United Church of the Second Coming and his armed bandits, who disguise their actions as other, mainly radical Islamist organizations. The agents of this religious association want to take possession of the alien ship themselves, which in its time was found by Soviet archaeologists, but later for various political reasons was sunk at the bottom of an artificial reservoir – Lake Nasser, which is located near the temple complexes of Abu Simbel in Egypt. The novel is not only a tracing of reality, but also reveals the real problems that have developed in a multipolar world and that prevent people from finding points of understanding. In this novel, the line between fiction and reality is quite shaky and not always graspable not only for the non-specialist reader, but also for the author himself. Most of the facts in the novel have a real historical background.
The time period described in the novel is approximately six months (from late June to early December 2019). In the development of the novel it is planned to write two more books, which are the continuation and describe the subsequent events in 2020 and 2022. Moreover, if in the first novel the events are mainly unfolding on the east coast of Africa, in the second and third novels the events will unfold in other regions of the world located on other continents – Southeast Asia and Latin America. Thus, the novel can be seen as the first part of a trilogy. The novel is, in a sense, an informal work. The novel is informal for two reasons. First, it is not an easy read, as it contains a certain amount of scientific information that is not currently available to the average reader and is purely scientific. Second, the novel calls things by their names, the characters are relatable, and the parallels to today’s reality are all too apparent. Despite this, the novel is easy to read and will appeal to a wide audience of Russian readers in the 12+ age range.
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