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Def Con One
Def Con One
Bryce Callahan has begun his career in the Air Force. A life long dream for him in spite of the fact that he is gay, but the donít ask, donít tell policy is still in effect and Bryce is happy with just going along. Then he is assigned to partner Sergeant Todd Claymore, and the chemistry between them is electrifying. They become partners off the base as well and enjoy working and living together. But then the Soviets threaten the U.S. and the missile base where the men work is under threat. The men must face what they mean to each other, and the possibility of the end of the world.
This is the first story Iíve read by author John Simpson, and now Iím rethinking my choices in passing up his work in the past. I liked the writing style and found it to be smooth and flowing. The tension between both men was palpable as was the fear and desperation that they felt in the face of a possible nuclear attack. Bryce was the main viewpoint of the story, and he was an able narrator. At times the narration felt almost monotone in tenor but would quickly shift back to the engaging style in which the story began. Now that Iíve read a story by Mr. Simpson I must quickly rectify my previous choices and read his other works.
Reviewed by: Hayley