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Def Con One

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Air Force Airman Bryce Callahan reports to the missile silo base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to take up duties with the Base Security Police Squadron. There he meets Sergeant Todd Claymore, his training partner... who becomes his romantic partner, as well. Their lives settle into a routine as peaceful and pleasant as is possible while they're on active duty. That peace is broken...more
Published February 23rd 2009 by Dreamspinner Press (first published February 1st 2009)
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Well done, Mr. Simpson!
I really, really liked this book, I've been reading the whole night until 3 o'clock in the morning because I just couldn't stop.
It was so capturing and going to sleep without knowing the end was no option.
Both MCs, Bryce and Todd, were very hot and so adorable, tough, brave men, fearless but with a soft sweet core. A perfect match, I liked em both instantly.
The storyline was gripping and well written, the other characters in the book pictured were likeable, especially Staf...more
This is a story written in two parts (I suppose I should be relieved it was all in one book!)
The first part dealt with an attack on a US Air/Missile base by a rogue Russian commando unit, and a missile strike. The hero (who is a nerd) acquitted himself with bravery killing 3 + 2 AND removing a bomb.
His mate is wounded but recovers. A medal ceremony ensues. After a heady 48 hours waiting to be nuked out of existence Def Con One (the state of alertness of the base) is downgraded and life returns t...more
It took a little while to get into this book, for two reasons: Firstly, I had just finished reading several books which were very descriptive and lyrical in style. This book has a completely different feel to it. The language is down to earth and very matter of fact. This is not a bad thing, in fact it suited the story very well, but the switch from one style to the other took me a while to adjust. Secondly, the author begins this book with our hero, Bryce, arriving at a nuclear air base and che...more
In this military drama, Bryce Callahan is a young newcomer to the Air Force base in Cheyenne in the very near future of 2012. The political and military tensions of the time are stretched thin as the very real threat of imminent war with the Soviet Union colors the actions of the country and military. Bryce is soon paired up with Todd Claymore who becomes his lover and long-term partner. Together, these two weather daily life within the Air Force, military threats, bombs, possible nuclear detona...more
Liked the story, and Simpson’s writing is improving

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 6/10

- As with Condor One, I loved the premise/setting. (This story occurs a few months after Condor One, but the two books aren’t really connected by plot or character.)
- Good (and infuriating) examination of the unfair and ridiculous nature of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. (The “infuriating” comment has nothing to do the story or Simpson’s...more
I liked this book. I liked the military story. It kept the action up and got me involved in the story. The Soviet Union is trying to rebuild it's former glory. Rebels take over a missile silo in Russia and send commandos into the US to blow up American missle silos and disrupt US military operations. They are met by resistance by members of the Air Force and defeated. While this is going on Bryce and Todd fall in love and are outed to OSI. They fight back. Quick read. Interesting to me.
Although fiction this story is yet another reason to get rid of "don't ask don't tell"
Danny Pasichnyk
This was an easy read and had a little bit of everything. Overall, an enjoyable story.
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John Simpson, a Vietnam-era Veteran, has been a uniformed Police Officer of the Year, a federal agent, a federal magistrate, and an armed bodyguard to royalty and a senior government executive. He earned awards from the Vice President of the United States and the Secretary of the Treasury. John has written articles for various gay and straight magazines. John lives with his partner of 35 years and...more
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