John J. Davis is the author of the Granger Spy Novel series, including Blood Line and the soon to be published sequel, Bloody Truth, available Spring 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
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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, daughter and two dogs. Blood Line is available for pre-order at Amazon.
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This debut thriller finds an entire
family on the run from those who would sell bleeding-edge technology to the
In Park City, Georgia, Ron and
Valerie Granger work for INESCO, a family-owned research company that develops
technology for the U.S. government. Ron also happens to be an inactive CIA
operative, while Valerie belonged to the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency.
They believe they’ve set their spy careers aside to raise their teen daughter,
Leecy, but a home invasion may mean otherwise. After disabling one intruder and
killing the other, the Grangers meet with FBI agent John Porter. He informs
them that one of the intruders is a former INESCO employee, and perhaps they
wanted to kidnap Leecy and leverage her for obtaining vital Department of
Defense proposals. The Grangers disagree with Porter’s theory, maintaining that
INESCO projects proceed under a shroud of coded secrecy. Later, when Leecy
overhears sensitive information, the Grangers must run from the FBI and into
the safekeeping of Ron’s former handler, Tammy Wakefield. With her help, they
realize that INESCO has a greedy mole and that Ron’s legendary reputation as
a violent, take-no-prisoners operative is their best hope for protecting
everyone. In his aptly titled debut, author Davis does an excellent job laying
the groundwork for upcoming volumes in the series. Ron and Valerie feel like
true partners and parents, and Leecy is a believable teen (“my life is on that
phone!”). Clever scenes also have Ron playing with his legend as a one-man
Native American kill squad who only used a knife and a tomahawk. Valerie’s past
as a Mossad assassin is more explicitly referenced; readers learn that she
helped get Boris Yeltsin elected. As the tightly written plot advances,
however, the Grangers’ familial bonds are so pervasive that it’s hard to feel
the real danger. And though the details of CIA operations and modern technology
are impressive, the narrative loses some bite when everyone stops to explain
things to Leecy. Nevertheless, Davis sets a solid foundation for more
Sharply written and starring
characters readers will be happy to meet again.
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