John Ryder Media Kit:

Title: First Shot

Author: John Ryder




When girls go missing here, no one says a word…

Twenty-four-year-old Lila has disappeared without trace. It’s the kind of case that ex-military loner Grant Fletcher would normally be happy to take on—he will always seek justice if someone has the money to pay him. But this one he’s doing for free. This one’s personal.

Because Fletcher owes his life to Lila’s father. And Fletcher knows that returning Lila safe and sound is the only thing that matters to his wheelchair-bound friend.

She last called her father from a small town in rural Georgia. Arriving there, Fletcher’s feet barely touch the ground before he finds trouble. He also discovers that his friend’s daughter wasn’t the first girl to go missing there. Not the first by far.

Then the last person to have seen Lila before she disappeared is murdered. As an outsider, Fletcher becomes the local deputy’s only suspect, leaving him no choice but to go on the run. Because Fletcher knows someone’s abducting girls in this town. And he also knows he’s the only person who can find them…

Fans of high-octane action and unforgettable heroes like Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne and David Baldacci’s Amos Decker will love First Shot.

Author Bio:

John Ryder is a former farmworker and joiner. He’s turned his hand to many skills to put food on the table and clothes on his back. A life-long bibliophile, he eventually summoned the courage to try writing himself, and his Grant Fletcher novels have drawn inspiration from authors such as Lee Child, Tom Cain, Zoe Sharp and Matt Hilton. When it comes to future novels, he says he has more ideas than time to write them.

When not writing, John enjoys spending time with his son, reading and socialising with friends. A fanatic supporter of his local football team, he can often be found shouting encouragement to men much younger and fitter than he is.

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My Thoughts

The First in a new series by an author who has such a great talent.

Fletcher in some way reminds me of another character that this author has written about. While he uses a pen name for this book the talent and the great ability in which he writes his characters is evident.

Fletcher is a no nonsense character that does what he thinks is right. He is a helpful person who is there because of a friend who was in need of his help.

The story is great as girls are going missing and Fletcher is asked hy a friend to help as his daughter went missing. I find the story enthralling and that it is extremely well written

This book has so much suspense and had me in shivers due to the buildup. I haven’t felt that way about a book in a while.

I didn’t really like Quadrado. That character just drove me nuts but then again some of the best characters I have seen are those that you don’t like. Part of the best thing is when an author has the ability to make you feel something strongly about characters.

The action scenes were so realistic and the author certainly has a great ability to write a fight.

For a series that is brand new you can just tell that this series is going to be something special.

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