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Solstice Shadows - A VanOps Thriller - cover

Solstice Shadows - A VanOps Thriller

Avanti Centrae

Publisher: Thunder Creek Press

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Summary

DA VINCI CODE meets TOMB RAIDER in this multi-award-winning thriller series. A computer-app designer. An encrypted relic. Can she decipher the dangerous code before extremists trigger a high-tech apocalypse? Software expert Maddy Marshall isn't sure she's ready for a hazardous role in black ops. But when an armed Russian thief makes off with a rare ancient star chart, the aikido black belt has no choice but to join her VanOps boyfriend and twin brother in the pursuit. If her royal Spanish family legends are true, the chart leads to a superconductive treasure trove capable of powering the ultimate instrument of global destruction. Setting off on a mad dash to uncover the secrets of a Mexican archeoastronomy site, she and the VanOps team unearth a clue dating back to biblical times. But as they race across the globe to Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt, they find themselves only a half-step ahead of sinister assassins. Before millions die at the hands of an anti-American Russian government, can Maddy crack the secret code? SOLSTICE SHADOWS (VANOPS #2) is a standalone novel in the fast-paced, multi-award-winning VanOps thriller series. It's also a Global Thriller finalist in the upcoming Chanticleer Book Awards. If you enjoy smart edge-of-your-seat suspense by James Rollins, Dan Brown, Steve Berry, David Baldacci, or Clive Cussler, you'll stay up late turning the pages of Avanti Centrae’s high-stakes novel. THE LOST POWER (VANOPS #1) was an instant Barnes and Noble best seller. A rare multi-award-winning novel, it took home a genre grand prize blue ribbon at the 2017 Chanticleer International Book Awards, an Honorable Mention at the 2018 Hollywood Book Festival, and a shiny bronze medal at the 2019 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.____________________________________
 
"A tantalizing new series that combines historical mystery and cutting-edge science into a masterwork of international intrigue." ~ James Rollins, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Odyssey “Avanti Centrae is a name to watch. Powerful, evocative, gripping storytelling with characters you immediately relate to, love, or loathe.” ~ Ernest Dempsey, the USA Today bestselling author of the Sean Wyatt adventure series
 
“Unputdownable. Avanti Centrae packs a thriller parachute with endless suspense and a rip-cord ending. SOLSTICE SHADOWS is meticulously researched, the history, science, and locales offering a rare 'you-are-there' authenticity. Brew a large pot of java, as you will read through the night. Brilliant.” —K.J. Howe, international bestselling author of SKYJACK
 
"Fast-paced action adventure with an ancient mystery at its heart -- fans of Dan Brown and Steve Berry will love the VanOps thrillers." ~ J.F. Penn, USA Today bestselling author of the ARKANE thrillers
 
"Fans of complex and highly detailed espionage and action thrillers are certain to dive right into this mixture between Indiana Jones and Dan Brown." ~ Readers' Favorite - Five stars
 
"Fascinating research, non-stop action, exotic settings, and a sixth sense for human nature in the battle between good and evil. It's a must-read!" ~ Saralyn Richard, award-winning author of Murder in the One Percent and A Palette for Love and Murder"With non-stop action and exciting global adventure to exotic cities, I couldn't put this modern-day Raiders of The Lost Ark down." ~ Tracey Phillips, author of Best Kept Secrets 
 
". . . delightfully capable and convincingly vulnerable characters." ~ Kirkus Reviews____________________________________ For a heart-pounding mission you'll always remember, buy SOLSTICE SHADOWS now!

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