Blood Line

Granger Spy Novel

Fiction - Thriller - General
254 Pages
Reviewed on 09/19/2014
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Author Biography

John J. Davis is the award winning author of the Granger Spy Novel series, including Blood Line and the soon to be published sequel, Bloody Truth, available December 4th, 2015.

Davis grew up in the Southeastern US and after university traveled extensively in North America during his career as a regional sales rep and independent broker for leaders in the transportation, shipping and pharma industries. His years sitting in lobbies and airports honed his skill for human observation and fed his talent for writing fast-paced, character-driven stories.

His inspiration for the Granger family-of-spies comes from the people he has known and his family roots in the Carolinas—the extraordinarily strong and gentle women and men, whose lives are defined by the love, trust and respect for family. Currently at work on the third Granger Spy Novel and a screenplay, Davis lives near Atlanta with his wife and daughter.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

A group of greedy active duty CIA operatives decides they want to cash out of government service by selling cutting edge technical secrets. They try to kidnap Leecy Granger, Ron and Valerie's daughter, as the first step in their plan. Boy, did they ever pick the wrong family. Meet the Grangers, a typical American family on the surface but so much more underneath. Ron is a quiet guy, a very likable husband and father. But Ron is also a former CIA agent, actually something of a legend at the agency, a one man kill squad. But wait, there's more, a lot more; his wife is even deadlier. This is the premise behind Blood Line by John J. Davis. I have to say Davis pulls this off brilliantly. I liked Ron but I was fascinated by his wife, Valerie. Valerie is a mom, businesswoman, devoted daughter and sister, and a former Mossad assassin. She is every bit as lethal as her husband and probably a little smarter.

Blood Lines is a quiet little gem of genius. I love espionage novels and I have read a lot of them, but I can assure you that I have never read a novel where the world of espionage is so smoothly blended with ordinary American family life. The genius of John J. Davis is that both facets of Ron and Valerie's characters are believable; the spy and the parent. Just as importantly for the reader, this family is very, very likable.