The book had four time periods in it. It started in the Cambodian jungles in theyear 800 A. D. Then it goes to the Bermuda Triangle in the year 1945. After that,we go ahead in time back to Cambodia in 1968. Finally, to the present, wheremost of the story takes place.
Characters Protagonist: He is Eric Dane, anex-special ops during the Vietnam War. He has a special power where he can”feel” certain things like upcoming danger and communicatingtelepathically. Antagonist: This is a mysterious green mist. It is located atthree main spots: the Bermuda Triangle, the Devil’s Sea in Japan, and in thejungles of Cambodia. Major Characters: Eric Dane, Forman, Flaherty, LawrenceFreed, Beastly, Sin Fen, Ariana Michelete, Paul Michelet, and Patricia Conners. Plot Describe the plot: A strange mist has been in the Cambodian jungles formany years and nobody knows what it is.
All they know is if something goes in,it never comes out. In present day, a plane of a corporation’s wealthy ownergoes down, with his daughter onboard. He assembles a team led by the one manthat has made it out alive, Eric Dane, and they head into it. Meanwhile, themist is growing rapidly.
They have to rescue the daughter and try to stop themist from expanding all over the world. Describe the plot in detail: The storystarts in the ancient city of Angkor Kol Ker. The water around the city hasevaporated because of a drought and everybody is evacuating because the mist iscoming. Fifty warriors have stayed behind but they don’t last long. Then it goesto 1945. The US is setting up an experiment with the Bermuda Triangle and themist in the Cambodian jungles with a man named Forman in control.
Something goeswrong and the plane in Cambodia and the submarine named the Scorpion in theTriangle disappear. Later, in 1968, Eric Dane leads a squad of commandos intoThe Cambodian jungles. They find the ruins of Angkor Kol Ker and the mist. Theytry to fight off the beings in the mist, but all, including the leader,Flahertly, is taken away except Dane.
In the present, it starts off on the LadyGayle, the plane Michelete Technologies owns. The head person on it is ArianaMichelete, the company president’s daughter. They are over Cambodia scouting forpossible oil sites or diamond mines. The pilot sees a strange mist and suddenly,the plane goes out of control.
They lose contact with headquarters in Californiaand presumed down. Patricia Conners is at her desk controlling a satellite whenshe gets a phone call telling her to go over southwest Asia and take pictures ofit with the satellite. She does so and looks at them. There is a big black spotin the middle of all the photos. Dane works with his dog, Chelsea, findingtrapped people in wrecked buildings.
They have a kind of link betweenthemselves. Just then, Lawrence Freed, a man that works for Michelete Tech. ,comes up to him and asks Dane to come with him to Calif. for another job. Atfirst, Dane doesn’t want to go, but after awhile, he agrees.
Once at theMichelete HQ, he talks with Freed, Paul Michelete, and professor Beastly, whowas an expert on ancient cultures. They explained to Dane that they needed himto go into the mist and bring back Ariana. After some discussion, he agreed. Meanwhile, Ariana and her crew were stirring inside the plane.
All except thepilots and a crewman had made it. But the weird thing about it was the top ofthe cockpit was cut clean off and one of the pilots was gone. When they enteredit, one of the other crew was caught in a yellow beam of light and brought outof the plane and into the mist. One by one, the crew gets killed until onlyAriana and three others are left. At the same time, the group led by Micheletearrives at an airport in Cambodia.
When they go to pick up their weapons, Danesenses an ambush. The others shrug it off and are startled when they do getambushed. After they fight off the attackers, they go to a plane waiting to dropthem off into the jungle. This is where they meet Sin Fen. She works for Foremanand explains to Dane his powers and how to use them. She can also communicatewith him telepathically.
Patricia Conners is still trying to figure out what theblack spot is on all of the photos and why they are getting bigger. She gets acall from the person she was supposed to send them to. Its Forman. She tells himthat if the spots grow like they are now, they will cover the earth within twodays. She talks him into using a different kind of satellite to look into it. While it is looking into the dark spot, it was suddenly destroyed withoutwarning.
As Dane and his team dropped into Cambodia, Ariana and the otherswatched as one of the yellow beams tapped into the supercomputer onboard. Fromthe radios, they kept getting Morse code messages. The messages were saying togo to a specific place in the jungle. They decided to try it out.
They wanted tostop this so they decided to blow the plane up. They took C4 and put it on thefuel tanks, lit the fuse, and ran out of the plane. By then, Dane’s group hadfound some ruins. They too were receiving Morse messages from an unknown source.
Finally, he revealed his identity. He was Flahertly. He instructed them to thesame spot the other party was going. On the way, they found a bunch of bones. The hired help, a group of Canadians, saw this and said they would go nofurther.
After arguing with them, Freed let them go their own way. They didn’tget too far before the creatures appeared and killed them. Describe the climaxin detail: Dane, Freed, and Beastly reached the point Flahertly told them to go,city of Angkor Kol Ker, just as Ariana and the one other surviving member of thecrew, Carpenter, did. All of a sudden, a black hole appeared in mid air andFlahertly came out, not looking a day older than when Dane had last seen him in1968. He told them about how there were two forces in the mist.
One was tryingto come to earth and dominate it and the other that was trying to stop it. Atthe center of the city was a big structure with a giant yellow beam going outfrom the top. Flahertly said that they had to destroy that to stop the evilforce from invading. Just then Flahertly disappears into the black circle againand the team is left with the problem of how to destroy the structure.
All of asudden, Sin Fen contacts Dane and tells him to use a satellite to destroy it. Conners is instructed to make a collision course with the middle of the blackspot by Foreman. After some protest, she does. As the satellite gets close, Danetakes over the controls with his mind and directs it to the structure. Itcollides and destroys it.
Describe the conclusion in detail: After the structureis destroyed, the beam goes away and the mists all over the world begin toshrink. A black circle just like the one Flahertly came out of appeared by theteam. They all decided to jump in and were transported to a metal room. Therethey figured out that they were on the Scorpion. It had reappeared in theBermuda Triangle. After, they all met up with Foreman.
He showed them some newpictures. They were of a large black sphere. Dane came to the conclusion thatthese got through the gates and were preparing to attack Earth again. Point ofView The point of view that the author used: Third-person point of view ThemeThe theme is that no matter how powerful man thinks he is, there are certainthings that he can’t understand and hope to control.