Blood Line (#1) by John J. Davis


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I was sent a copy (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

 

My rating:  4  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

“Sharply written, with characters that readers will be happy to see again.” —Kirkus Reviews

Blood Line is a high-voltage spy thriller that redefines rogue—the Granger Spy Novel series introduces a loving family with lethal issues caught in the crosshairs of global arms dealers.

When a simple home invasion turns out to be not so simple, Ron Granger must put aside his quiet rural life and return to the Central Intelligence Agency.

Aided by his brilliant wife, Valerie, and resourceful teen daughter, Leecy, Ron must quickly decide who to believe among the calculating opportunists, shrewd criminals, and power-hungry rival agencies racing to possess the technology that will change modern warfare forever. But when Leecy is kidnapped, Ron and Val must choose between the mission and a rescue. With time quickly running out, Ron only knows one thing:

When you can’t trust anyone else, trust your family.

 

Genre(s):  Action, Thriller

Length:  254 pages

 

Teaser


Streams of moonlight filtered through the dark room from the shattered doors the two men had broken through, but I could see the man hiding behind Leecy holding a gun to her head.

“Last chance to leave here alive.”


 

My Opinion

This story introduces you to the Granger family. Their life takes an interesting turn when two men invade their home one night. I cannot tell you more about the story as it would spoil the fun of reading it yourself.

With Blood Line, John J. Davis presents us with the promising start of a spy novel series. This story rapidly gains pace, focuses on its protagonists and their respective strategies. When spies are involved, the ‘Good vs Evil’ is not easily defined. John J. Davis describes the Grangers as the loving family they are, vs not yet known enemies. Both parties act strategically, the story keeps the reader in its grip. The fast-paced story hardly lets the reader off the hook. I had a pretty good time reading Blood Line. I am looking forward to reading more.

This is a book to read again.

 


 

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Blood Line?  Or – if you did not yet read Blood Line – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Blood Line was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 


 

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Enjoy Happy Geek Media’s Virtual Book Tour of John Davis’ debut novel, Blood Line

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BLOOD LINE - ABOUT THE BOOK
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Blood Line , A Granger Spy Novel (Book 1)

by John J. Davis

Publisher: Simon & Winter, Inc.

Genres: Action, thriller

254 Pages

Release date: October 14, 2014

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“Sharply written, with characters that readers will be happy to see again.” —Kirkus Reviews

Blood Line is a high-voltage spy thriller that redefines rogue—the Granger Spy Novel series introduces a loving family with lethal issues caught in the crosshairs of global arms dealers.
When a simple home invasion turns out to be not so simple, Ron Granger must put aside his quiet rural life and return to the Central Intelligence Agency.

Aided by his brilliant wife, Valerie, and resourceful teen daughter, Leecy, Ron must quickly decide who to believe among the calculating opportunists, shrewd criminals, and power-hungry rival agencies racing to possess the technology that will change modern warfare forever. But when Leecy is kidnapped, Ron and Val must choose between the mission and a rescue. With time quickly running out, Ron only knows one thing:

When you can’t trust anyone else, trust your family.

*****

Purchase Links for Blood Line

Amazon/Goodreads/B&N/Indie Bound/iBooks

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BLOOD LINE - FOLLOW THE TOUR

Author John J. Davis will be making personal appearances at bookstores while the virtual book tour is in progress. If you live in the areas he’ll be visiting and would like to meet him, here are the locations he will be at throughout October and November:

Thu Oct 23 – Charlotte NC
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Charlotte NC Park Road Books – 4139 Park Road Charlotte, NC C 28209

Wed Oct 29 – NYC
6:30pm – 8:30pm
NYC Mysterious Bookshop – 58 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

Fri Nov 7 – Chicago
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Chicago – Barbara’s Books Willis Tower – Willis Tower Chicago – Lower Level 233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago

Nov 8 – Burr Ridge, IL
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Chicago – Barbara’s Books Burr Ridge – 810 Village Center Dr, Illinois and Michigan Canal, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Follow the Virtual Tour Here

Oct 13 Like a Bump on a Blog Special spotlight post to kick-off the tour

Oct 13 Author J. Scott Sharp Spotlight

Oct 14 B.C Brown’s Books…Weird is Good Spotlight & guest post

Oct 15 Book Bunny PR Review and more

Oct 16 Book Bunny PR Review and more

Oct 16 Monica Pulliam Spotlight & Excerpt

Oct 17 Write as Raine Spotlight & Playlist

Oct 20 Getta Got to Have Its Review & Exerpt

Oct 21 Ciara Ballintyne Spotlight

Oct 22 Terri’s Little Haven Review

Oct 23 Rebecca Campbell Books

Oct 24 Megan’s Blog Spotlight

Oct 27 Let Books Bee Review and guest post

Oct 28 Becca Hamilton Books Spotlight/Exerpt

Oct 29 Rainy of the Dark Spotlight

Oct 30 My Train of Thoughts on… Review

Oct 31 Contest Patti Spotlight

Nov 3rd McClellan Books Spotlight & Excerpt

Nov 3 Skye Skye Review

Nov 4 Like a Bump on a Blog Review & Special spy feature

Nov 4 Desafio in the City Spotlight/Excerpt

Nov 5 Cia Says Excerpt & guest post

Nov 7 Notorious Spinks Talks Review

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BLOOD LINE - ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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 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.
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