HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

Condor One

by John Simpson

Series: Condor One (Book 1)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
605352,377 (3.05)1
The Democratic Party's 2012 nominee for President, David J. Windsor, and America are equally shocked when he is outted by his opponent just six weeks before the Fall election. Following his heart, David chooses honesty over media spin and overcomes the obstacle to win the election. Despite that success, dark forces around the world begin to plot against him, and President Windsor's security is a must. Inside and outside the White House, Secret Service Agent Shane Thompson becomes the President's shadow, always present and silent, ever vigilant. As the two men grow closer, Shane does far more than just his duty he becomes as vital to David's happiness as he is to the President's health. Together they realize they must find a way to balance the President and the Agent against David and Shane before stress and responsibility tear them apart.… (more)
None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 5 of 5
I really enjoyed this book and it has made me go read the whole series. Excellent. ( )
  TanaT | Aug 7, 2013 |
This book was so dumb it was painful. It was a really not disguised at all opportunity for the author to rail against the Bush administration and talk about what he would do as president. Now I agree with him politically and have the same harsh words for Bush et al, but this was just boring. A ton of time was spent with speeches--the actual full speech! And with logistics about his days. Dullsville.

It was also WAY too simplistic. I don't think the author really grasped how hard it is to accomplish radical things in office and how much work the president does. This character slept way too much and had a weekend off in his first month. Yeah, sure. Plus, he thought pulling out of Iraq would start within hours of being ordered.

The promised thriller aspects just didn't surface. Something would suddenly happen and the danger would be over before there was any suspense. It was ridiculous. The way the relationship went was silly, too, being at first just fun, with the protagonist coveting other guys and then in the next breath in love. (Doubt I'm spoiling anything there. That much was obvious from the description.)

1.5 stars rounded up to two because I did finish it and because it was better than Twilight. ( )
  maybedog | Apr 5, 2013 |
This book was so dumb it was painful. It was a really not disguised at all opportunity for the author to rail against the Bush administration and talk about what he would do as president. Now I agree with him politically and have the same harsh words for Bush et al, but this was just boring. A ton of time was spent with speeches--the actual full speech! And with logistics about his days. Dullsville.

It was also WAY too simplistic. I don't think the author really grasped how hard it is to accomplish radical things in office and how much work the president does. This character slept way too much and had a weekend off in his first month. Yeah, sure. Plus, he thought pulling out of Iraq would start within hours of being ordered.

The promised thriller aspects just didn't surface. Something would suddenly happen and the danger would be over before there was any suspense. It was ridiculous. The way the relationship went was silly, too, being at first just fun, with the protagonist coveting other guys and then in the next breath in love. (Doubt I'm spoiling anything there. That much was obvious from the description.)

1.5 stars rounded up to two because I did finish it and because it was better than Twilight. ( )
  maybedog | Apr 5, 2013 |
I loved the plot more than the romantic or erotic element in this story. I could have done without the sex entirely, actually, as it left me a bit cold. It was Ikea sex and there wasn't much erotic about it. I struggled through a lot of the dialogue between the MCs as well. I know that the President and his bodyguard would speak to each other quite formally when they aren't in bed, but the dialogue took on an odd tone as the book went on: formally structured but with phrases like "take my rod".

I did adore the plot, though, and it was the reason I kept reading. It was suspenseful and dramatic and beautifully paced. The narrative was written well as was the dialogue between the other characters (it was just the dialogue between the MCs that I had trouble with). It had moments where I laughed out loud and others where I held my breath. Four stars for the plot alone!

Edit: Yay! Sequels! Forget the fact I've just spent a fortune on books, I must have them! ( )
  jules0623 | Mar 30, 2013 |
Condor One is a fantapolitic novel. David Windsor, multimillionaire business man and far cousin of William V, the King of England, is not a democratic candidate to be the new USA President. His campaign goes very well since the american citizens are tired of years of Republican government, and he is the most probable winner. So his adversary lets drop the bomb during the last official speech: David is gay. Unexpected to everyone, David doesn't deny the news and au contraire, he embraces this new turn of his campaign, gaining even more consent from people who appreciate him for his honesty.

So David becomes the new President and his life takes an accelerate path; in all the whirlwind, his only stepping stone is Shane, his bodyguard. Shane is a late twenty very handsome man, with the look of an American movie star and the character of Gandhi. He is always quite and sure, always ready for 'his' President. At first David is a bit of a playboy, he plays with Shane but he is not against the idea to 'play' also with some other fine looking men who happen to be near him, even if he has never had the chance to conclude something, since the official duty and the lack of intimacy don't allow him any free time. But when the events turn mad and all around him seems to crash, again and again Shane will be his only safe shelter.

The story has a very strong suspense plot, with a lot of action. It's almost like reading a Tom Clancy gay novel. What I find really interesting is David's character, a man that should be upright and detached, and instead, when he can, he is always ogling the fine ass of his bodyguard. But despite the weakness of his body, his mind is very strong and ready and when he needs to take an important decision, he is up to the task. And even if he tries to be fair with everyone, he is also willing to use the iron hand with necessary, and sometime I understand that he is also gladly to do that, when the justice falls upon someone he doesn't like: even if David is a good man, he has a naughty and devil side that sometime surfaces.

Shane maybe is too perfect. He is handsome, clever, generous... I never read about some faults about him. Maybe to be the man of a so important figure, he needs to be so, but well, I would like for him to be a little more angry, above all when David lets his weak body to lead him astray.

The erotic part of the novel are pretty strong, graphic and detailed... these are two men who are making sex (before love) and it's very clear: not chocolate and flowers for them, they go directly to the core of the matter.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0981737285/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
  elisa.rolle | Jul 5, 2008 |
Showing 5 of 5
no reviews | add a review

Belongs to Series

Condor One (Book 1)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

The Democratic Party's 2012 nominee for President, David J. Windsor, and America are equally shocked when he is outted by his opponent just six weeks before the Fall election. Following his heart, David chooses honesty over media spin and overcomes the obstacle to win the election. Despite that success, dark forces around the world begin to plot against him, and President Windsor's security is a must. Inside and outside the White House, Secret Service Agent Shane Thompson becomes the President's shadow, always present and silent, ever vigilant. As the two men grow closer, Shane does far more than just his duty he becomes as vital to David's happiness as he is to the President's health. Together they realize they must find a way to balance the President and the Agent against David and Shane before stress and responsibility tear them apart.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (3.05)
0.5
1 3
1.5
2 5
2.5
3 3
3.5
4 8
4.5
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Dreamspinner Press

2 editions of this book were published by Dreamspinner Press.

Editions: 0981737285, 0981737293

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 163,431,782 books! | Top bar: Always visible