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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
VanOps: The Lost Power by Avanti Centrae is an action-packed thriller that tells the story of a young woman who was just simply living her life when a big responsibility was placed her young shoulders. Maddy Marshall is an Aikido black belt, a talented young woman who excels at her craft. She had a different future planned for herself, one that did not include chasing halfway across the world and searching for a weapon that may or may not exist, but it happened. She, her brother, and a boy from her Dojo are joined by a VanOps covert agent in a race against time to find Alexander the Great's mysterious Egyptian weapon before the enemy does. But with people far more powerful than them hot on their tail, how can Maddy and her team find the weapon in time and discover a way to wield it before the enemy can?
What I loved the most about this novel were the fast-paced plot and the endless action. There was never a dull moment, never a point where the story lagged and not once did my attention shift. I was hungry to know more, to read more and become fully invested in Maddy and the gang. The four of them made a great team and Maddy made a great protagonist. The mystery of finding the weapon, the responsibility on the young woman's shoulders, and the constant threat of being chased was a perfect combination that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and holding my breath. This is one of the best action/thrillers I have ever read and I can’t wait for the next novel in the series.