Adventurer Carl Webb and his good friend Jack Morgan discover a UFO within a mountain range in New Mexico. They quickly discover that the language used by the beings who built the UFO is ancient Greek.
With help from former college professors, Carl is able to decode the language and access the ship's computers. Its systems and technology is now available to them, and soon there's a working knowledge of how to fly the craft and use its weapons.
But in Reaching for the Stars, the men are challenged by a group of intelligent reptilian aliens who have been watching Earth for over forty thousand years, and now want to control the planet's destiny.