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Solstice Shadows

(2020)
(The second book in the VanOps series)
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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 a mysterious Russian thief escapes over her rain-soaked balcony carrying an ancient star chart in his bloodied hand, the aikido black belt has no choice except to join her VanOps boyfriend and twin brother in the pursuit. If her royal Spanish family legends are true, the rare celestial chart leads to a 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. As they race across the globe through the dangerous souks of Morocco, fallen Turkish temples, and Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, they must fight to stay a bare 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.
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"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
 
"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
 
"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
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For a heart-pounding mission you'll always remember, buy SOLSTICE SHADOWS now!

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Avanti Centrae is a name to watch. Powerful, evocative, gripping storytelling with characters you immediately relate to, love, or loathe." - Ernest Dempsey


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Hardback Editions

August 2020 : Hardback
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Title: Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller (2)
Author(s): Avanti Centrae
ISBN: 1-73496-625-4 / 978-1-73496-625-1
Publisher: Thunder Creek Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

August 2020 : Paperback
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Title: Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller: 2
Author(s): Avanti Centrae
ISBN: 1-73496-622-X / 978-1-73496-622-0
Publisher: Thunder Creek Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller
Author(s): Avanti Centrae
Publisher: Thunder Creek Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU