Final Second by John Ryder / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @JohnRyder101



Grant Fletcher #2

Sometimes it takes a stranger to find a killer…

In a small farming town in rural Wisconsin—where generations of families have lived in peace for decades—no one expects trouble to come calling.

But then a farmer’s beautiful young wife is found brutally murdered, with a chilling calling card that suggests she’s just the first victim of a serial killer. And the FBI elect not to send one of their own. Instead they send a stranger to town—former Royal Marine turned mercenary, Grant Fletcher. And they’re giving him no choice. Find the killer. Because we know what you’ve done.

With the threat of the executioner’s chair hanging over him, Fletcher finds himself in an impossible situation—and a race against time. Catch a murderer whose killings are escalating with every day that passes. Or face certain death…




After having read the first book, I compared Grant Fletcher to James Bond. Not because of the glamour because if there is one thing that Grant is not, its glamorous. What he does have in common is being a one-man army with gallons of guts. Now I think he is more a mixture of James Bond and Rambo.

I like Grant Fletcher. He is also a bit like an elephant in a china shop on the one hand and on the other he is like a shadow. His methods are not always the most discrete ones, but he delivers and that’s what counts. 

He also makes me smile when he says to his attackers they should not blame him when they are in pain. After all it’s their own fault, isn’t it and I could not agree more. 😉

He is tough but he also has a heart of gold. He will only use violence when needed. He will only kill when needed. 

I loved the previous book and I loved this one too. The author gives Grant the chance to show us more of his skills and we can get to know him better.

This story is about greed and what it can do to people… 5 stars.

Thank you, John Ryder and Bookouture


About the author

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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