Monolith mankind murder, with Poole.
Frank Poole's body is rediscovered and presumably frozen enough for 31st century technology to revive ok, and this happens.
Not so great is the discovery that the monoliths want to get rid of those pesky humans, so a defense is mounted to try and prevent this.
What will confused readers of this series is the inconsistencies between all the books - monoliths here in this book, but not in that one, in this book they can travel like this, in the other, no. This is all presumably deliberate on the part of the author.
3 out of 5