THE DOOMSDAY MEDALLION, Book Three in the VanOps series, centers around Maddy Marshall—an Aikido black belt—and her twin brother Will Argones. As they celebrate the completion of Marshall’s black-ops training, news of a military takeover in the South China Sea shocked the world because it was predicted by a sixteen-year-old French student, Avril.
‘VanOps Director Bowman assigns Marshall and Argones to protect the girl.’
‘Emotions between the siblings are running hot due to their aunt’s recent stroke, which has reminded them of the childhood accident that scarred both his chin and her heart. Tensions ratchet higher when they arrive at Avril’s home to find the instant social media star has been kidnapped….’
THE DOOMSDAY MEDALLION is my first read of Centrae’s writing; color me surprised to learn the main characters hail from my neck of the woods in Northern California–the Napa Valley region, their younger years spent in Lake Tahoe. Nice!
Now, the characters may reside in Cali, but the VanOps task force in Book Three must travel the globe in this tension-filled Thriller in search of the teenage seer whose been kidnapped whilst deciphering cryptic code that will lead to…
Nope, no spoilers! 😉
If you are a fan of historical fiction, I think you will enjoy reading THE DOOMSDAY MEDALLION, easily read as a stand-alone or in order.
What I love about reading historical fiction, centered explicitly around places I’ve never been, is visiting these places online to vicariously experience what the characters are seeing and feeling in that moment as described by the narrator.
Thank you, Blackthorn Book Tour and Thunder Creek Press, for providing me with an eBook of THE DOOMSDAY MEDALLION at the request of an honest review.
NOTE: It would be remiss of me not to mention how much, as a content warning, the storyline in the book kept reminding me of real-world events.
Blackthorn Book Tour – February 28, 2022
Scheduled Date Of Release – March 8, 2022
International multi-award-winning and Amazon #1 bestselling author who blends intrigue, history, science, and mystery into pulse-pounding action thrillers.
Avanti Centrae is the author of the international multi-award-winning VANOPS thriller series. Her father served as a U.S. Marine Corporal in Okinawa, gathering military intelligence during the first decade after the Korean War. Her work has been compared to that of James Rollins, Steve Berry, Dan Brown, and Clive Cussler but has a voice all its own. She resides in Northern California with her family and German Shepherds.