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Full Name: Ron and Valerie Granger
Nationality: American
Organization: CIA
Occupation Agent

Creator: John J. Davis
Time Span: 2014 - 2015


Ron Granger is a former agent with the CIA.

Valerie Granger is a former Mossad agent.

Leecy Granger is their teenage daughter nearing maturity.

Together the three make up the Granger family who have their lives nicely the way they want it. And then reality comes knocking with problems out of their past and the two elder Grangers find returning to their old skills is the only want to keep alive. As a result, both Ron and Valerie allow themselves to be courted by the Agency and even the younger Leecy will be brought in as well.

When we first meet them, literally and figuratively on the first page, they are the victims of a late night invasion by black-hooded assailants with guns. Adversity, they say, shows character and the character this trouble demonstrates clearly point out that you should not mess with either of them - ever. Awakened from a sound sleep, Ron and Valerie waste no time with confusion or indecision. Ron incapacitates the nearest man and tosses that person's gun to his wife who heads into the hallway to confront the second who is using teenage Leecy as a shield and threatening to kill her. Valerie calmly and clearly makes the simple offer, "Let her go and I won't kill you."

No hesitation and no quarter. The man does not release Leecy and Valerie, after giving him a "last chance to leave here alive", puts a bullet over Leecy's shoulder into the man's forehead. Neither Ron and Valerie waste time. Ever.

Ron Granger is 46 years old when the recorded adventures begin. Valerie is a year or two younger. Both had been, as mentioned, agents but had given up field work five years earlier to make a "normal" life for themselves and their daughter. Up until the invasion, Leecy did not know of her parents' employment history but like her stoic parents, she adapts very well.

After the break-in, the days of all three Granger's living a quiet suburban existence ends and their days in the field resume. Even Leecy.


Number of Books:2
First Appearance:2014
Last Appearance:2015

The first book in this series won the following awards:

2015 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Reader's Choice Award for Best First Novel in Mystery/Thriller

2015 Reader's Favorite Gold Medal Winner in Fiction-Action

2015 eLit Digital Book Awards Gold Medal Winner in Popular Fiction

2015 eLit Digital Book Awards Silver Medal Winner in Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

1 Blood Line Blood Line
Written by John J. Davis
Copyright: 2014

Ron and Valerie Granger, with their teenage daughter, Leecy, have a very pleasant, normal homelife. Then a house invasion changes all that and the adult Grangers know returning to their previous lives with the CIA and Mossad for one more mission is inevitable. Then Leecy gets kidnapped and the Grangers have to decide between the mission or their daughter. They remember also the adage, "When you can't trust anyone else, trust your family".
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2 Blood Truth Blood Truth
Written by John J. Davis
Copyright: 2015

As the Grangers try to stop the escalation towards war in one area, someone else is breaking into CIA computers and changing reports. This forces Ron, Valerie, and Leecy Granger to go undercover to find who has done it.
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While I would like to think I would get along well with the Granger's in real life, the worry about intruders trying to kill everyone close to them would definitely put a pallor on backyard barbecues. Beyond that, they are pretty good, and quite interesting, people.

The writing is good if a tad stilted. The stories flow quickly and smoothly without unnecessary breaks in the action. I would be prepared for Leecy being a bit unrealistic in her swift transition from teenage girl to novice field agent but I liked her so I went with the flow.

I am sorry the third book apparently never came out, especially since the set-up for it at the end of the second adventure was so explosive, literally.


My Grade: B


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