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Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae – Review by Joanne Ellis

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series of the VanOps thriller, where we meet Maddy Marshall a software expert, who is faced with a task to decipher a code before extremists trigger a high tech apocalypse.
A Russian thief steals an ancient star chart, and Maddy along with her Boyfriend and twin, will then go on a hunt to find the treasure.

The story takes us on some fabulous locations, such as Mexico, the Middle East and the Philippians and in each we learn a puzzle , making things very cryptic, leading clues to each new place and as a reader, this is a brilliant way of getting us involved in the treasure hunt along with the characters. The atmosphere is built up brilliantly and the book is beautifully written.
The ancient history, combined with thriller, suspense and action is very well played out and would truly recommend.

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Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae – Review by Chantelle Smith

Solstice Shadows (VanOps, #2)Solstice Shadows by Avanti Centrae
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first read by this author, and what a brilliant introduction to be made. This book was written with an incredible storyline that is well written, action-packed & easy to read! I was pulled into this read and couldn’t put it down, I was wondering what would happen next and left wanting more! While the read is thrilling, it’s exciting and keeps you entertained and hooked on these characters story throughout this non-stop book. I can’t wait to read more from this author and what else is to come from this series! I highly recommend this book!

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Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae – Review by Jonell Collins

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae, was such a pleasure to read. I’m a sucker for anything historical. There was so much in this book of a historical nature, I even liked reading the notes at the end, and was inspired to look some things up. Sometimes you learn some things from books like this and you learn it without even knowing you did. I love a save our country thriller. This is an action-packed novel, but it also has a lot of introspection. It was an exciting adventure and not only that there was romance. The relationship between Maddy, Bear, and Vincent surely was touch-and-go. In the end I think Maddy made a great decision.

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Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae – Review by Meg Tyrrell

Solstice Shadows (VanOps, #2)Solstice Shadows by Avanti Centrae
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was my first book by Avanti Centrae. I haven’t read book 1 but now I want to. This was a great book. I enjoyed all the characters and how fully developed they were. Our main female character is Maddy Marshall. She’s a software expert and a black-belt in aikido. Our main male character is Bear Thorenson. He’s a marine turned covert agent. Together they need to recover missing documents stolen from Maddy’s house.

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Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae – Review by Finn Cunningham

Solstice Shadows (VanOps, #2)Solstice Shadows by Avanti Centrae
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Solstice Shadows by Avanti Centrae is the second VanOps Thriller book, and a great one at that. I was hooked from the first page and spent hours at a time binging on this book! This book is fast paced and will keep you hooked, and wanting to know what will happen next! I thoroughly enjoyed Avanti´s work and can not wait to see more! I look forward to reading more from this very talented author in the future and definitely recommend their work!

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Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae – Review by Heather Harmon

Solstice Shadows (VanOps, #2)Solstice Shadows by Avanti Centrae
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow Never thought I’d get into this stylebook but hey you never know until you read it I guess. The author did a great job with the character build-up and making the story flow very well.

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Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae – Review by Anantha Rusum

Solstice Shadows (VanOps, #2)Solstice Shadows by Avanti Centrae
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is one action packed read, I had a feeling that I was actually seated in a rollercoaster. It starts with a bang and then the action continues non stop till the very end.
I had not read book 1, so there are some elements which I could not appreciate much for lack of prior background knowledge but nevertheless the book is still a standalone enjoyable read.
Maggie, an Aikido black belt teacher is forced to join hands with VanOps, a US Government agency involved in saving the world, because an ancient important artifact is stolen from her. There is an attack planned on the United States and the source of this attack is a super power which is charged by a meteorite to cause mayhem in the world. Now it is up to VanOps to save the world.
The action moves across multiple places in the world and it appears as if we are hopping from one place to another at a very fast pace. If you like movies like Indiana Jones, The Bourne series and Mission Impossible with lot of action, mystery and a thriller element to it, this book is for you.
I had a great time. I am thinking of grabbing book 1 and reading it too!

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Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This adventure had me glued to the pages right from the start. Centrae started the book with an immediate dramatic flair and the adventure never let up. Centrae is a new author to me but one I am very thankful to have found. I enjoyed her writing style and thoroughly enjoyed this thriller. I hope to read more from her very soon.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae – Review by Kerry Carr

Solstice Shadows (VanOps, #2)Solstice Shadows by Avanti Centrae
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the VanOps series and what a book. It takes you on an amazing adventure into dangerous territory. The characters are well written and the story grips you from page one and doesn’t let you go.

Maddy is a software expert, she is also part of a secret organisation and VanOps team what her to work on their team. When her apartment gets turned over and the culprit escapes with the map of stars the hunt is on to find out what that map leads to. What is so important that puts Maddy’s life and everyone around her in danger.

With the help of the VanOps team and her boyfriend Bear they set off to unlock this mystery and see if the map leads to energy to power a super computer or if it is all myths. Can they find the truth before its too late? Or will the treasure fall into the wrong hands and mean a risk to national security?

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Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have never read anything from Avanti Centrae prior to Solstice Shadows but I will definitely be back for more now! This book is one wild and adventurous ride the entire read. I love how this combines the thriller aspect with the adventure and sci-fi with a splash of romance to keep everyone interested at all times. This book certainly had my attention from page one and I read it well into the evening to finish it in one fell swoop. I just had to know how the characters would end up in the end and if there was going to be more soon on the horizon. I am excited to go back and read book one now of the VanOps thriller series. I can only imagine the adventure waiting there.

We meet Maggie, an Aikido black belt teacher as she discovers that someone has broken into her place and stolen a very important artifact. She is also in danger and things only speed up from there. She has to join forces with VanOps to help her retrieve the stolen item and ultimately end up saving the world. It is a lot of story but so worth the investment and I can’t say enough good about the world building we get in here too. You will feel as if you are right there with Maggie and the team as they traverse each adventurous task they find themselves in. Grab a copy today, you won’t be disappointed you did.

Review by @lizaileen
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