Believe the Hype“The Granger family returns in the second of the Granger Spy series, and I for one am thrilled to see them again. John J. Davis has written a series that is not only fresh and riveting, but in many ways it is also a throwback to the golden era of mysteries—the type many of us cut our teeth on when we were young—think James Bond and Nancy Drew blended and stirred. What starts as a rather routine mission turns into something much greater. At stake . . . world domination! What makes John J. Davis’s Granger Spy series so good is that is a suspense thriller that defies genre. It is espionage, political, and a touch of YA just to name a few. Although “Bloody Truth” can be read as a stand-alone, I suggest reading “Blood Line,” the first book in the series first. It will add to your reading pleasure. In “Bloody Truth,” Davis has done what few authors have accomplished in many years; he has written a suspense thriller that can be read and enjoyed by the entire family, and for that, he is to be applauded. I highly recommend “Bloody Truth” and eagerly await the next Granger Spy novel.”
- J.M. LeDuc, Author of “Sin”, for Suspense Magazine
“Bloody Truth is intrigue, thriller, espionage and counterintelligence at its best, bound up by family interactions and relationships unusual for a genre that typically features only a lone wolf or two at the helm of disaster. It pits three individuals against an unknown enemy, it centers upon a power struggle for the world's data, and it involves secret agents operating on a different level than thrillers usually present. Multiagency forces, uncertain cease fires, computer hackers, and agents dropped in the middle of nowhere make for a tense, gripping story line that excels in unexpected twists and turns, political intrigue, and vivid action. Bloody Truth will find a welcoming home in any reader looking for its protagonists to be more connected and more vividly drawn than most in the thriller genre.”
- D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews
“Bloody Truth is smart, violent, and light-speed fast. It reveals the back stage intrigues, double-crosses and unscrupulous corruption of global politics today. I recommend it without qualification as both an entertaining good read and an eye-opening lesson in current history.”
- Alan Rinzler, Contributing Editor
“Bloody Truth: A Granger Spy Novel by John J. Davis is a spellbinding, beautifully written book that will find a prominent place amongst my collection of James Patterson books. Readers will most certainly fall in love with the compelling characters, the exciting drama, and the surprises that are never lacking in the well-crafted plot. The dialogue flows naturally and readers can easily get the feeling that they are part of it, but the real fun happens in those nail-biting moments of roller-coaster action and the insanity that creates our fictional heroes. I highly recommend Bloody Truth: A Granger Spy Novel for the excellent prose, the masterly storyline, and the characters that are interesting to watch.” 5 Star Review
- Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite
"In this fast-paced new thriller, Blood Line, international enemies want a lovable family with a heroic past, dead, right now! Their teenage daughter knows nothing of her parents work as professional spies, but quickly finds herself fleeing the comfort and safety of her world on an explosive flight for survival, with new dangers at every turn. She begins to learn the truth about her parents and joins them in discovering which among their international enemies wants them dead.
Blood Line is compelling, with accelerating pace, surprising twists and a spectacular ending—readers will be eager for the sequel, coming soon!"
- Alan Rinzler, Consulting Editor
"This debut thriller finds an entire family on the run from those who would sell bleeding-edge technology to the highest bidder. 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.
Davis sets a solid foundation for more adventures. Sharply written, starring characters readers will be happy to meet again."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Blood Line's psychology is exquisitely wrought, its action is elegantly played out against the backdrop of political and criminal forces, and its ultimate results are satisfyingly unpredictable.
Add a surprise conclusion that skillfully ends the saga while leaving the door open for future developments and the end result is a thriller that proves haunting and unique, recommended for even the most seasoned thriller genre reader."
-D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews
-Charles A. Ray, Amazon Reviewer & www.charlesaray.blogspot.com
"Blood Line is a snazzy novel that clearly has gone the right direction for publication and professional edge in its production, from sharp editing to a hot cover that evokes the same fast-and-furious yet sleek-and-brutal design of the hottest Tom Clancy or Andy McNab. With glowing reviews littering the cover, it’s hard to keep your hopes from rising, and from the first page the book hits you with a hard-hitting slice of action with a chilling eye for detail." 5 out of 5 Stars!
-James Grimsby for Self-Publishing Review
"Blood Line is a fantastic piece of fun that hits the ground running and leaves you waiting for the next installment, which is planned for the spring of 2015."
"John J. Davis has written a thriller that is special in many ways, but for me the one that stands out among all the superlatives is that it crosses many genres. It can be read by adults, YA, and teens alike and all will love this book.
By the end of chapter one, I knew I was in for one heck of a ride. What followed was a fast-paced, well-written espionage thriller. The past lives of Ron and Valerie—CIA and Mossad—are soon brought to light and we find that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Leecy’s cognitive skills are a true blend of both parents.
I don’t want to give the plot of “Blood Line” away because it’s that good. If you are a fan of spy novels, espionage, and or suspense thrillers, you will love this book. If you have a teen looking for a great new series to dig their teeth into, this is the one.
I highly recommend “Blood Line” and the Granger Spy Series for the entire family."
-JM LeDuc, author of “Sin,” published by Suspense Publishing, an imprint of Suspense Magazine
"Blood Line 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."
-Ray Simmons for Reader’s Favorite