For my second review of the day I bring to you Cleopatra’s Vendetta by Avanti Centrae, a big thank you to Henry Roi PR and Avanti Centrae for providing me with a copy of the audiobook to listen to and review for you.
Let’s jump right in…
Royal secrets. Epic lies. This “dangerous” and controversial standalone thriller from international bestselling VanOps author Avanti Centrae is a fast-paced bombshell of a story about truth and courage.
Born a goddess, Cleopatra died a prisoner. But the cobra’s deadly kiss was just the beginning…
Global Thriller First Place Winner — Chanticleer International Book Awards
Runner Up — Paris Book Festival
Bari, Italy, present day. Think tank Special Ops leader Timothy Stryker and his wife Angie, a self-made CEO, haven’t exactly been seeing eye-to-eye. They take a much-needed Italian holiday, but it comes to a shocking end when Angie and their daughter are kidnapped.
Still raw from the death of their infant son, Stryker is desperate to rescue Angie and reconcile their differences. As he works to locate the captors’ lair, he discovers the kidnappers are behind a string of recent assassinations and attempting another high-profile hit in only seven days. But when he learns their plans for his only remaining child, the scab on his heart tears open and blood begins to spill.
Working from inside her brutal captors’ high-security compound, Angie realizes the cabal is hiding an ancient secret using modern propaganda techniques. And as Stryker races hitmen across India, Egypt, and Greece to thwart the next assassination and save his family, he has to connect a series of deadly dots tracing all the way back to the time of Cleopatra. Ultimately, the estranged pair must shake the deeply buried pillars of western civilization to save their four-year-old daughter from an unspeakable fate.
Fascinating, provocative, original, and timely, Cleopatra’s Vendetta is a sizzling novel that paints a disturbing picture of some of the most intricate issues that have plagued humanity’s past…challenges that color our days and provide the blueprint for our future.
Ever since school I’ve been fascinated with ancient Egypt and Cleopatra so when the email for this book dropped into my inbox I jumped at the chance. During the first 10% of this book I didn’t know how it was going to work as a story with Cleopatra and Special Ops, but as I listened to more of the book mysteries started to unfold and make sense. I loved the mix of history with present day treasure hunt an almost modern day Indiana Jones (which I absolutely loved).
We have many well developed and complex characters, I appreciated being able to see real growth throughout the story. The author tackled some really dark issues such as sex-trafficking which I don’t believe is highlighted enough in todays media.
We have a few different points of view happening in countries all over the world. This is so fast paced and action packed that I listened to it all within two days. Cleopatra’s Vendetta is the first book I’ve read by Avanti Centrae and it won’t be the last.
So who is Avanti Centrae?
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. An instant Barnes and Noble Nook bestseller, THE LOST POWER took home a genre grand prize ribbon at the Chanticleer International Book Awards, a bronze medal at the Wishing Shelf Awards, and an Honorable Mention at the Hollywood Book Festival. SOLSTICE SHADOWS won a bronze at the competitive Readers’ Favorite Awards, the Global Thrillers Genre Grand Prize at the most recent Chanticleer Awards, and was a #1 Amazon bestseller in both the U.S and Canada. 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.
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Great review, Blair. This sounds really good.
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Thanks Carla 🙂
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