Out of a Gilded Cage by John Simpson

Title: Condor 04 – Out Of a Gilded Cage

Author:  John Simpson

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Length: Novel

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Heat: Moderate

Heart: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer:  Pixie

Blurb:  After his eventful term in office, former President of the United States David Windsor is looking forward to retirement with his husband and love of his life, former First Gentleman Shane Thompson. As a part of their new start, they’ve bought a home in beautiful Cape May and started proceedings to adopt a homeless gay teenager. With the faithful Marys—his secretary and his Scottish terrier—at his side, David’s set to enjoy a life out of the limelight. But fate has other plans for the no-nonsense politician and his husband!

An agreement forged between China and the Taliban sends new President Victoria Wilson to David for advice. David will do anything to help his former Vice President keep Al-Qaeda from destroying the world, and he soon finds himself back in the heart of the storm, Shane at his side. Toe to toe with the leaders of the opposition, both foreign and at home, David must convince them to turn aside from their deadly plan.

Review:   I was exceedingly pleased with this book as I haven’t read any of the other Condor books (they are now on my to-be-read list) so I thought that I wouldn’t get most of it, but surprisingly there were only a few references to what had happen in the other books and they were quickly explained so you got it.

David and Shane are a couple who are devoted to each other and are quite down to earth, the political intrigue isn’t over the top and is easy to understand, and sometimes David’s frustration shouts at you from the page.    The loss that they experience tugs at the heartstrings and truly made my eyes fill up, you could feel their pain and anguish and is an incredible piece of writing.

This is definitely a read now book, and now I am going to see about reading the other 3 books in this series before the next one comes out. Lol