“Outstanding… Grips you from the start to the end… A fantastic book… Move over Jack Reacher.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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.
Readers are loving First Shot:
“I’m still shaking from this heart pounding thriller… John Ryder you nailed it!… Chilling! Riveting! Dark! Action Packed! Twisted! Everything a thriller should be!” The Secret Book Sleuth ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Step aside Jack Reacher, there is a new action hero in town and his name is Grant Fletcher! … Leaves you wanting more and… on the edge of your seat.” Once Upon a Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Fasten your seat belts and hold on tight as John Ryder’s first in the series grabs you and pulls you full throttle into his pulse-pounding, gripping and exciting thriller.” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Just the right balance of action and suspense… Engaging with the most cleverly crafted jaw-dropping moments sneaking in and what an ending, bloody hell, I had to lie down in a dark room after that! Action, twists, turns and a bloody good story! What more can you ask for?” Chapter in my Life ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“From the first page I was totally hooked, it’s fast paced, full of suspense and intrigue, it was like being on a rollercoaster that wouldn’t stop. Brilliant story… An absolute gem of a book!!!!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“What a treasure this book is! I loved every minute of it and I was swept up by the fast paced story… Well, Mr Fletcher, I for one cannot wait to meet you again.” B for Bookreview ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A great mix of crime, investigation and action that makes for an enthralling read… Couldn’t ask for a better start to a new series and I will definitely be first in line for the next book coming out.” By the Letter Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This is an edge of your seat thriller!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Enthralling… This book has so much suspense and had me in shivers… You can just tell that this series is going to be something special.” Sean’s Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Couldn’t put it down… Loved this book, filled with lots of action, mystery, and great characters. Really looking forward to the next book in this new series.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Fantastic start to a new series!!! Hooked from the beginning… great action… great flow… great characters. You are completely invested in the outcome.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“An action packed thriller that certainly got my heart rate up!… My nerves were frazzled… Had me hooked immediately… A great start to a new series.” Goodreads reviewer