Friday, August 18, 2017

#BookReview - An American Cage by Ted Galdi

Title:  An American Cage
Author:  Ted Galdi
Genre:  Crime Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense
Release Date:  October 16, 2017

About the Book:

Three inmates break out of a maximum-security prison in Texas, one of them Danny Marsh, a suburban kid in his twenties who landed in jail because of a crime he never intended to commit. 

An American Cage follows Danny and his two escape partners over a twenty-four-hour period as they struggle to cross Texas to freedom in Mexico. On this dangerous journey, Danny has to evade the rabid Texas authorities, and even worse, the schemes of one of his closest allies, who isn't who he seems.


My Review:

I wasn't sure what to expect from this novel, but I must admit that I was hooked from the very first page.  The writing allowed me to "see" in my mind every detail of what was happening.

The story starts off with the months of planning coming to a head as three inmates of Thurgood L. Crick prison make their escape.  As each step unfolded, I found myself holding my breath.  Whew!  Was I actually cheering for these bad guys to get away?  Huh.  As I got to know them, I actually felt sorry for them and thought they must have all been wronged with these prison sentences.

The escape doesn't go exactly as planned and they must quickly come up with new alternate plans, plans that involved other people.  Phil Zorn, a former professor and the brains behind the escape plan, sets the group on a new path... a path neither Danny or Monty expected.  Page by page we learn more and more about each of these three escapees and how they react to the world around them... and just how fine that line is between good and evil... or how evil a person can truly become.

Ted Galdi was masterful in plotting the twists and turns in this nail-biting adventure that digs deep into the psychological thriller it rapidly becomes.

Disclosure:  A complimentary ARC was provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Ted Galdi is the author of the bestselling novel Elixir. The book is a winner of a Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award and a Silver Medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Ted is a graduate of Duke University and lives in Los Angeles. He has been featured by ABC and FOX television, iHeartRadio, Examiner, and many other media outlets.

His second novel, An American Cage, is set for release Fall 2017. 

Ted can be contacted at To learn more about him, check out his interviews, and receive updates about releases and special events before anyone else, visit his official website at


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