Dying for Revenge (Gideon Series #3)

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The next installment in the bold and sexy series by the fearless New York Times bestselling author.

Sleeping with Strangers and Waking with Enemies "[left] Dickey fans wanting more"(Ebony). Now, with Dying for Revenge, he returns to that adrenaline- fueled underworld.

Gideon, a professional assassin, is convinced that an old score with a former client from Detroit was settled a long time ago. But the lady from Detroit has never forgotten-or ...

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Overview

The next installment in the bold and sexy series by the fearless New York Times bestselling author.

Sleeping with Strangers and Waking with Enemies "[left] Dickey fans wanting more"(Ebony). Now, with Dying for Revenge, he returns to that adrenaline- fueled underworld.

Gideon, a professional assassin, is convinced that an old score with a former client from Detroit was settled a long time ago. But the lady from Detroit has never forgotten-or forgiven-Gideon, and with a crack team of hit-men, she's not letting him out of her sight. Now, Gideon's on the run again, embarking on a global chase that takes him from London to Nashville, and back to the Caribbean where those on both sides of this battle are dying for revenge.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The third entry of bestselling Dickey's Gideon trilogy (after Waking with Enemies) offers intrigue, deception, murder and sex in exotic locales with a noir sensibility and keen attention to setting. While on vacation in Antigua, assassin Gideon is under the mistaken belief that an old beef with a client, known as Detroit, is over and done with. That's when he discovers teams of hired assassins are after him, seeking to punish him for bad business and, worse, for threatening Detroit's children. On the run, Gideon flees to the U.K. while secreting the only family he knows, "the kid," as far from their enemies as possible. As killers pursue Gideon through London, Nashville, Atlanta and countless Caribbean beaches, Dickey's detailed location descriptions give his over-the-top violence and sex a vivid, realistic grounding. Murder, double-dealing, seduction, love and some unforeseen twists fill out the action, which hits only a few potholes. Though it could have been shorter, this is another highly entertaining page-turner from the veteran author. (Nov.)

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Library Journal

The final novel in Dickey's recent trilogy (following Sleeping with Strangers and Waking with Enemies), this installment features contract killer Gideon, who's ready to retire. His employer has other plans, sending a hitman after him, but he takes out the hitman instead.


—Ann Burns
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451227539
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Series: Gideon Series , #3
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 210,219
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Jerome Dickey

ERIC JEROME DICKEY is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, as well as a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. Originally from Memphis, Dickey now lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him.

Biography

Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and attended the University of Memphis (the former Memphis State), where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and earned a degree in computer system technology. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in engineering.

After landing a job in the aerospace industry working as a software developer, Dickey's artistic talents surfaced, inspiring him to become an actor and a stand-up comedian. He soon began working the local and national comedy circuit. In the early 1990s the aerospace industry took a downward turn and Dickey found himself "downsized," but took this as an opportunity to embark on a writing career.

Having written several scripts for his personal comedy act, Dickey started writing poetry and short stories. He joined the IBWA (International Black Writers and Artists), participated in their development workshops, and became a recipient of the IBWA SEED Scholarship to attend UCLA's creative writing classes. In 1994 his first published short story, "Thirteen," appeared in the IBWA's River Crossing, Voices of the Diaspora: An Anthology of the International Black Experience. A second short story, "Days Gone By," was published in the magazine A Place to Enter.

With those successes behind him, Dickey decided to fine-tune some of his earlier work and developed a screenplay called Cappuccino. Cappuccino was directed and produced by Craig Ross Jr. and appeared in coffeehouses around the Los Angeles area. In February 1998, Cappuccino made its local debut during the Pan African Film Festival at the Magic Johnson Theater in Los Angeles and is currently on the film festival circuit.

Dickey's book-signing tours for Sister, Sister, Friends and Lovers, and Milk in My Coffee took him coast to coast and helped propel these novels to No. 1 on the Blackboard bestsellers List. His books have been featured in many publications, including Essence magazine and USA Today, and have appeared on the bestseller lists of The Los Angeles Times, Blackboard, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Dickey has appeared as a guest on many television shows, including BET's Our Voices and CNN's Sunday Morning Live.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Hometown:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 7, 1961
    2. Place of Birth:
      Memphis, Tennessee
    1. Education:
      B.S., University of Memphis, 1983
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  • Posted November 1, 2008

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    wild cross Atlantic ride

    Taking a vacation from his job as a professional assassin, Gideon travels to Antigua. He believes his dispute with a former client in Detroit is resolved so he lets his hair down for some needed R&R. Instead he quickly learns his misconception as Detroit has not forgiven the threat to his children so has hired a horde of killers to bring him Gideon¿s head.<BR/><BR/>Fleeing the Caribbean with assassins chasing him, Gideon races to the United Kingdom while trying to insure his only family, "the Kid" is hidden from Detroit¿s relentless goons. Gideon flees from London to Nashville, Atlanta and finally back to the Caribbean with paid killers following his every step.<BR/><BR/>The key to this wild cross Atlantic ride is the locations are so vivid within the violent stops that the various cities make the over the top of Big Ben seem somewhat genuine. The story line is fast-paced and filled with non stop action as double and triple crossings are the norm. Readers will root for Gideon (star of SLEEPING WITH STRANGERS and WAKING WITH ENEMIES) as a professional hitman with a conscience battling to survive and keep the Kid safe against amoral thugs; though in fairness Detroit has similar moral standards as the antihero lead has at least when it comes to family. <BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Nice

    Enjoyed the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    ACTION PACKED

    I just love Gideon and this series. You won't be disappointed if you're a fan of this series. This book was action packed and full of twists and turns, and of course EJD'S steamy sex scenes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Love this series!!!

    I am so in love with gideon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Awsome read

    Omg

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

    Loved it, loved it and loved it !!! Enjoyed the first two books,

    Loved it, loved it and loved it !!! Enjoyed the first two books, but felt the sex scenes were overrated ... Made me feel like I was reading a Zane novel instead of EJD. I took a break before reading the 3rd, but when I began to read it, I had a hard time putting it down. Love Gideon working with Konstantin &amp; Hawks ... the perfect team! I just wish Gideon would have been able to get his revenge on Detroit. Anyway, can't wait to begin Resurrecting Midnight ... EJD needs to be working on book #5, lol.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    recommended

    Love the Gideon series, looking forward to the next book to see what happens between Gideon and Midnight, father (maybe) and son two sides of a coin. Gideon needs to open the envelope though to find out who is who.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Gritty, excellent read

    Great pace multi-facet plot, hard to put down.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Love it!

    The best one in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2011

    One of the best!

    I have been so addicted to all 3 books. Getting ready to start the fourth. These stories are so amazing and EJD really showed another side I LOVE. I agree, a movie with The Rock as the lead and maybe Zoe Saldana as Hawks. Idk just an idea but a movie would be dominating because the books are raw, real, sexy, exciting, and cleaver.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2011

    Great Read

    The series continues and this does not dissappoint. Captivating from beginning to end.

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    Awesome novel

    Loved every sentence. I was on the edge of my seat

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2011

    Love it

    I have not been keeping up with book releases, I thought the Gideon series was over after reading Waking with Strangers. This one did not disappoint I love it. I already have Ressurecting Midnight and can't wait to read that one.

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  • Posted September 2, 2010

    Excellent read !

    I have enjoyed this series thus far 1 I would love to see it on the big screen. I think the prefect actor to play Gideon would be Idris Alba. I wish I had the funds to make it happen. I can't wait to read Midnight Resurrection..I am going to buy it right now and download it to my ebooks !! Eric Jerome Dickey ! You are the BEST !!!!!

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Excellent Story to compliment the Series

    Eric has done an excellent job in creating and developing Gideon as the main character. His story is so well told and engaging, that you actually believe he could exist. Never a boring moment.

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  • Posted March 5, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    This Book was G-R-E-A-T!

    Wow! what can i say it was like reading the script to a great action packed film.I think that this book should win an Oscar.It kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time you were reading. EJD is a brilliant writer and like all of his other books(and i have every last one of them)he keeps you entertained whether it is with action or a steamy pleasure scene.I hope that Gideoen never dies he may be the best character yet.
    I would recommend the whole world read the series.

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  • Posted January 20, 2010

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    Gideon Series

    OMG I love and enjoy EJD novels. I haven't been able to read for pleasure in a while, I didn't even know he had created a series, Gideon. I found Dying for Revenge to be exciting and I loved the characters. I really wanted to know the results of the DNA (LOL) and I hope there is a continuation, because I want him and Hawks to really hook up, a happy ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    Gideon is not over yet

    What more can i say other than Gideon is back and he is not going down easy. I traditionally do not read books by black authors but I have become intertwined with EJD and cant seem to put this series down. Of course the books is like most black novels there is always a steamy sex scene and vulgar language. But the plot and chararcters cest to amaze me. i recommend reading the series and cant wait to finish the resurrection of midnight.

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  • Posted November 5, 2009

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    I really like this book! for good...

    I've have to say that this book is so good. But the ending part was a little scray becuse Gideon wounld have killed Matthew & of course his girlfirend was cry to get Matthew back. Gideon was all over the place because he's a killer to S.W.S & W.W.E. & also the most part when he contines to be a killer he needs to killer more ppl than I thought it counld be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2009

    Not as enjoyable...

    While the other books in the Gideon series are great, the characters in this story are ridiculous! The protagonists are silly and the dialogue is repetitive, after a while I found myself counting the number of times the "f" word is used. Trust me, it is used too many times! The female protagonist and her reason for doing what she does ("wet work") are laugh out loud comical...Pass this one by!

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