Blood Line

Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction

By John Davis

Publisher : Simon & Winter Inc.

ABOUT John Davis

John Davis
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 More...



If your family is a target, you have to be a weapon.

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 to take on international arms dealers.

Aided by his beautiful 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 technological breakthrough that will change the face of modern warfare forever. But when Leecy is kidnapped, Ron and Val must choose between the mission and a rescue.

Facing an impossible decision, with time quickly running out, Ron only knows one thing:

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


What was your inspiration for writing Blood Line? For inspiration, some have to look far afield, but I only had to look at my family. We're a cornucopia of personality disorders ranging from the mildly mentally distraught to the supreme narcissist. We're dysfunctional, and some of us divorced multiple times over, but we share a common bond—our past. It's in that history, coupled with a pinch of the present, that I find my inspiration. To be more specific, my wife and her immeasurable talents, proves beyond a shadow of doubt that women should rule the world. My daughter, thankfully, is her mother’s heir apparent, and is blessed with many of the same talents and gifts as her female forebears. Then there are the grandmothers on each side of the family. Each effortlessly led the way by succeeding in academics, and in one case as a professional entertainer. Yes, she was in the USO. As for the men, well, I'll begin and end with the two mentioned in the book. My grandfather was a world-class golfer and has a place in the both the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. His spirit lives on in the many memories I carry with me daily. As for Uncle John, he was a full-blooded Indian married to my grandfather’s sister. I remember him being a sweet man, though his size might lead one to think otherwise. That’s been my inspiration, the people I knew best.

Advanced Praise for Blood Line 

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