Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
The novel “Sleeping Giants” by Sylvain Neuvel was published for the first time in 2016. It’s the first book in the Themis Files trilogy.
Rose Franklin just got a bike as a present for her 11th birthday. She goes for a test drive when the ground collapses beneath her. She’s rescued but the strangest thing about the event happens when the girl sees a photo in which she’s portrayed at the bottom of the hole, on the palm of a gigantic hand.
Seventeen years after the incident, Rose Franklin has become a physicist and is hired to lead a top-secret team that recovered the gigantic hand and is looking for the other parts of a metallic body. The examinations indicate that it’s a robot built by an advanced civilization some millennia earlier.