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“I'm so absolutely hooked I'm trying to race through and not get caught at work, but I'm absolutely LOVING it!” – Beta Reader
"A page-turning thriller.
When their father is murdered before their eyes, twins Maddy and Will learn of a centuries-old family secret that sends them on a quest to find mysterious objects of power used by Alexander the Great. They must pass tests of their courage and compassion before earning the right to inherit the obelisk rods that can generate a cataclysmic force. And they need to find the relics before the Russians kill them and use the rods to destroy the United States.
Action-packed adventure takes the reader to exotic settings from Spain to Jerusalem to the temples of Bagan, weaving together intriguing threads of history and science in a grand puzzle. You’ll be rooting for Maddy and Will to survive and master the secret of the obelisks." -Sara Stamey, Global Thriller Grand Prize winner for THE ARIADNE CONNECTION
“I came up with a couple of books that I think share a certain flavor with yours. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have a very successful series of books that focus on ancient artifacts. ‘RELIC’, ‘RELIQUARY’ among others.” – Beta Reader
"VanOps - The Lost Power was a fast-paced thriller that I couldn't put down. A strong cast of characters, a set of twins and their friend, are searching for an ancient obelisk that possesses tremendous amounts of energy, frantically trying to get it before the Russians do. I particularly enjoyed the exotic locations that the novel was set in, as well as how the author so cleverly blends techniques from ancient history with modern Physics. This is a real page turner - highly recommended."
- John Anthony Miller, Author of When Darkness Comes and In Satan's Shadow
"When does the movie come out????!!!" – Beta Reader
“I am enjoying the storyline, the teases and tension.” – Beta Reader
"Great job building tension throughout the book. What a ride!" – Beta Reader
“I especially like the play between past and present. It moves at a really fast pace.” – Beta Reader
“You have a great story here . . . it is well-told . . . there has been no point where I have considered putting it down by choice . . . great work!” – Beta Reader
"I loved the dialogue between the main characters. It gave the story a feeling of authenticity and even intimacy you don't often get in a thriller . . . like these people could be your friends, who got thrown into this whirlwind of intrigue and danger and have to figure out how to navigate through it or die trying. They feel real, with real strengths and flaws . . . and what a cast of characters await them! Following them on this journey has been a pleasure." – Beta Reader
“I'd totally recommend it to someone who likes action and history.” – Beta Reader
“When I read it, I was reminded of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. The plot has similar twists and turns.” – Beta Reader
“I have to stop reading due to a prior commitment . . . and I really don't want to put the book down.” – Beta Reader
“OMG - I'm loving the book!!!!” – Beta Reader
“Great read. Thoroughly enjoyed storyline, characters, pacing. Strong ending. Great set up for sequel.” – Beta Reader