The Hostage by John Ryder / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @JohnRyder101


“You get us what we want. Or your wife dies. And we will make it hurt.”

Jerome Prentice is a good guy. Loyal to a fault, he always stays on the right side of the law.

But everything changes the night he is awoken by the sound of masked kidnappers entering his home. Holding him at gunpoint, they drag his beloved wife Alicia out of the house with a promise to kill her if he goes to the police. Their demand: betray the company he’s worked for his entire adult life.

They think he’ll do anything to save his wife. But they don’t know that they’re messing with the wrong man. Because Jerome might be a good guy. But betrayal doesn’t come easily to him. And he’s not a man who will go down without a fight.

What’s more, he will hunt the people who’ve taken Alicia to the ends of the earth. And if they’ve hurt even one hair on her head, he’s going to make them pay…




How I love this author’s books! He has the great ability of turning every day normal men into real life Rambo meets James Bond types. They do not so good things because they are forced to do them, but it’s always for a very good cause.

I like the way his heroes think. They are a bit like MacGyver meets The A team too. They can use the most simple things and turn them into something they can use as a weapon or to help them find an escape route.

In this book the author even goes a step further and introduces us to the hero’s side kick, a kind of Jane Bond. 😊

This is a wonderful story with a bit of computer wizardry and lots of action. Is it a bit over the top? Yes, but I love it. It’s sometimes so incredible that it becomes masterly and you are swept up by it. You don’t stop to think. You just go with the flow and end up with a few hours of pure gold entertainment.

So, yes I am a big fan, but maybe I did not need to add that bit of information. I think you already read that between the lines. 😉 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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