In Part I of Book III, The Gilgamesh Syndrome, Meira has grown from the angry young woman in Looking for Father who became the adventuress harnessing the power of the oceans in The Seahorse, to the heiress proper - fulfilling her role and accepting the huge responsibility descending upon her.
While looking for answers in the ancient city of Aleppo is she caught up in terrorist activity but rescued by agents of her old enemy The Federation of Fossil Fuel Purveyors - FFFP. She returns to Mesopotamia, this time to Damascus, becomes entangled in the war raging there and is whisked away to southern Iran where a hidden city has been revealed by a commercial mining group. It is a staggering find of far greater value than of the city she visited in the Karakorum Mountains in Book I, and harnessing more power than the Sea Horse of Book II.
With her old friends, Ben and Peter, to help her, and her old enemy Commander Conway to protect them, she studies the architecture of the living city and the recorded texts only she can understand.
In Part II of Book III Meira is armed with knowledge of the Ancients stretching back to 100,000 BCE.