VanOps: The Lost Power really hit the spot for me. I’ve not really had a proper, exciting adventure novel with guns, spies, assassins, and mystery in a good, long while.\r\n\r\nThe first word that came to mind was exciting. It really doesn’t let up often. There’s always something exciting going on to keep the reader and characters interested, invested, and motivated. It reminded me a lot of the movie National Treasure and the novel Blue Madagascar.\r\n\r\nI listened to the audiobook of this story and I noticed the chapters starting off with a time of day notifications blew right past me before I had time to process them. I was listening to an audiobooks.com version, so I didn’t have the benefit of being able to look at the chapter listing. \r\n\r\nAs far as criticisms of the story or characters go, I really can’t think of anything. It was exactly what I want out of an international espionage novel. There were twists, turns, reveals, danger, excitement, and more. It’s a really solid, well-written novel that kept me on the edge of my seat.\r\n\r\nThe narrator of the audiobook version did an incredible job.