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VanOps: The Lost Power

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THE LOST POWER is an action packed read that will give you echoes of The DaVinci Code. 

THE LOST POWER is an action packed read that will give you echoes of The DaVinci Code. 


The story follows a pair of twins, Will and Maddy, who’ve returned home on request of their father. Before they get inside to see him though, he’s assassinated. From that point on it’s a desperate chase and run as they work together to figure out why their father was killed, and what family secret is worth lives. 


The opening chapters don’t flow as smoothly as the rest of the book, or perhaps that’s because the action really picks up and you don’t notice as much. The writing’s a bit stilted in the twin’s POV chapters, but it works perfectly when you’re in the head of the shooter and those chapters were fabulous! 


So, Will and Maddy are on the run with the Russian shooter after them when they run into Bear, a high school friend. He’s a marine and happens to have some assets that help Will and Maddy. They fill him in, quite trusting of them, and decide to follow their late father’s wishes and head to Spain. Spain is their family seat, they’re related to the king, but what they’re hoping for is the location of a long-lost, powerful family artifact, the châsse.


The action doesn’t stop once they land in Europe. Their family members, the prince and king, don’t seem overly pleased at what Will and Maddy are doing and as the trio uncover clues and piece together where the artifacts might be hidden, the attacks keep coming.


Seriously, great DaVinci vibes as they follow leads to the Dome of the Rock, to a mountain top monastery, to Cairo. There’s so much going on and the pages keep flying by, but saying anything more would spoil the surprises. 


Pick this up if you’re a fan of The DaVinci Code, uncovering secrets, and fast action.

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About the author

Avanti Centrae is the author of the international award-winning VanOps thriller series. THE LOST POWER became an instant Barnes & Noble Nook #1 bestseller. Her work has been compared to that of James Rollins, Steve Berry, Dan Brown, and Clive Cussler. view profile

Published on November 09, 2019

Published by Black Opal Books

100000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Thriller & Suspense

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