A reference to ancient mysterious powers sends Kane, Brigid Baptiste and Grant to the wild hinterlands of Ireland, whose stone ruins may function as a gateway for the alien Archons.
But the Emerald Isle's blend of ancient magic and advanced technology, as wielded by a powerful woman, brings them to the very brink of oblivion.
On the Emerald Isle, stone megaliths guard the old ways and the people who returned to them. In this cradle of Celtic lore, Kane searches for clues to the fateful enmity that shadows their hopes. But not even his fierce will nor Brigid Baptiste's empathy for the ancient ways and Grant's warrior instincts prepares them for an encounter with a woman whose ancient earth magic and otherworld technology bring them shatteringly close to the truth.
The author, James Axler, 08/21/97 (posted to amazon.com):Secrets of the StonesIn the third entry in the new Outlanders series, Kane, Grant and Baptiste travel to the wild hinterlands of Ireland in search of an ancient means to battle the Archon Directorate. They encounter both a new enemy and a woman who manipulates the otherworldly energies of the megaliths. They must choose between destroying their adversaries or the soul of an innocent.
Time hasn't stopped after the apocalypse. After the long nuclear winters, a few continue the struggle for survival in the irradiated wastelands. Then, a new order emerges, with a directive to destroy whatever freedom remains in its fortified enclaves and the surrounding Outlands. Kane, once its trusted and feared warrior, is now a fugitive driven to fathom the past and unravel the future.