Sleeping with Strangers (Gideon Series #1)

Sleeping with Strangers (Gideon Series #1)

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by Eric Jerome Dickey
     
 

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Gideon is more than a hit man. In a world of money, violence, women, and love on the run, he's the master of the game. Now Gideon's got the job of a lifetime. The prize is the woman he desires and a cool million. The problem is it's just the kind of hit that can make him more enemies. Like the two beautiful strangers on Gideon's tail. Are they there to protect him or…  See more details below

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Gideon is more than a hit man. In a world of money, violence, women, and love on the run, he's the master of the game. Now Gideon's got the job of a lifetime. The prize is the woman he desires and a cool million. The problem is it's just the kind of hit that can make him more enemies. Like the two beautiful strangers on Gideon's tail. Are they there to protect him or bring him down? There's one way to find out. Follow them into an underworld where killers and victims alike thrive on the darker passions of revenge and desire.

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After a brutal hit in Tampa on high-profile rapper Big Bad Wolf, contract killer Gideon, the star of this fast-paced thriller from bestseller Dickey, jets to London for his next assignment. On the plane, paranoia brewing just beneath his poker face keeps him wary of two mysterious passengers who could be either harmless squares or hired guns out to avenge Big Bad Wolf's murder. This constant uncertainty over who's in the game and who isn't keeps Gideon—and readers—on edge as Gideon navigates London's underworld and pursues a personal vendetta. Dickey occasionally shifts away from Gideon's point of view to that of another hit man who has just received his next contract: Gideon. The plot is taut, fast and bold—total blockbuster entertainment, replete with an abundance of sex, violence and James Bond touches. A tense cliffhanger caps a wild ride. The next installment is due in August, which for many readers won't be soon enough. (Apr.)

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Off-the-grid hit man Gideon helps losers get their bloody revenge, even as three women vie to be the hit on his charts. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101211243
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/10/2007
Series:
Gideon Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
131,389
File size:
596 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee and attended the University of Memphis (the former Memphis State), where he earned his 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 as a software developer, Eric Jerome Dickey's artistic talents surfaced, inspiring him to become an actor and a stand-up comedian. Yet Eric quickly found out that writing was something he could do and do well. From creative writing classes to avidly consuming the works of his favorite authors, Eric Jerome Dickey began to shape a writing career of his own. Having written several scripts for his personal comedy act, he started writing poetry and short stories. "The film work gave me insight into character development, the acting classes helped me understand motivation...All of it goes hand in hand," Eric explains. 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, Eric Jerome 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 coffee houses 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.



Short stories, though, didn't seem to fulfill Eric Jerome Dickey's creative yearnings. Eric says, "I'd set out to do a ten-page story and it would go on for three hundred pages." So Eric kept writing and reading and sending out query letters for his novels for almost three years until he finally got an agent. "Then a door opened," Eric says. "And I put my foot in before they could close it." And that door has remained opened, as Eric Jerome Dickey's novels have placed him on the map as one of the best writers of contemporary urban fiction.



Eric Jerome Dickey's book signing tours for Sister, Sister; Friends and Lovers; Milk in My Coffee; Cheaters; and Liar's Game took him from coast to coast and helped propel each of these novels to #1 on the "Blackboard Bestsellers List." Cheaters was named "Blackboard Book of the Year" in 2000. In June 2000, Eric Jerome Dickey celebrated the French publication of Milk in My Coffee (Cafe Noisette) by embarking on a book tour to Paris. Soon after, Milk in My Coffee became a bestseller in France.



Eric Jerome Dickey's novels, Chasing Destiny, Liar's Game, Between Lovers, Thieves' Paradise, The Other Woman, Drive Me Crazy, Genevieve, Naughty or Nice, Sleeping with Strangers, Waking with Enemies, and Pleasure have all earned him the success of a spot on The New York Times bestseller list. Liar's Game, Thieves' Paradise, The Other Woman, and Genevieve have also given Dickey the added distinction of being nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005. In 2006, he was honored with the awards for Best Contemporary Fiction and Author of the Year (Male) at the 2006 African American Literary Award Show. In 2008, Eric was nominated for Storyteller of the Year at the 1st annual ESSENCE Literary Awards. In January 2001, Eric Jerome Dickey was a contributor to New American Library's anthology Got To Be Real: Four Original Love Stories, also a Blackboard Bestseller. He also had a story entitled “Fish Sanwich” appear in the anthology Mothers and Sons. In June 2002, Dickey contributed to Black Silk: A Collection of African American Erotica (Warner Books) as well as to Riots Beneath the Baobab (published by International Black Writers and Artists of Los Angeles in April 2002). His books have held steady positions on regional bestseller lists and have been featured in many publications, including ESSENCE, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. Dickey's last novel, Pleasure, held true to form and landed on bestseller lists for The New York Times, USA Today, and ESSENCE.

Eric Jerome Dickey is also the author of a six issue miniseries of comic books for Marvel Enterprises featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. His novel Naughty or Nice has been optioned by Lionsgate Films.








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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
July 7, 1961
Place of Birth:
Memphis, Tennessee
Education:
B.S., University of Memphis, 1983
Website:
http://www.ericjeromedickey.com

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Sleeping with Strangers (Gideon Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so intense and well written, I found myself tearing to the store to buy the sequel. Save yourself the time and buy Waking With Enemies, too. You won't be disappointed. I must say, EJD has really stepped up his game.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Man I couldn't put this book down. It was everything you hope for in a EJD book! The suspense and the love scenes are incredible and I couldn't wait until the sequel came out to finish this story. Excellent work! This is a must have for all collectors and even the non.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading Sleeping with Strangers (SwS) I needed to get a refill - meaning I'm definitely excited about reading the next episode of Gideon. The book is superb how it allows readers to thrist for the name of the Fox. EJD expressed his talents in this one. SwS was a mystery, love story, drama, informative and definitely spellbinding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. It will leave you wanting more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG!! This guy has done it again. Not only has he mixed violence and sex, but he did it in my hometown!!! Tampa!!! I met EJD in 2006 I didn't know he was writing SWS then. But now I know why he was late to the book signing of Chasing Destiny. He was hanging out at the Mons Venus...LOL...I don't blame you bro. SWS is what we've come to expect from this guy. A must read if you're a fan. If you're just getting started you need to go back to Thieve's Paradise, let that Drive You(Me) Crazy, then and only then are you worthy to Sleep With Strangers...
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Good book! Gideon is hot! EJD keep them coming!
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I really liked this book. It kept me intrigued and I couldn't put the book down. I just couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen; the book is a mystery that is being unfolded, and I just love the way EJD weaves in characters from previous novels. I would definately recommend if you're an EJD fan and thanks EJD for another great novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must buy!!! Never thought I would like a book with a gritty feel to it but this is on point. Can't wait to read the sequel!!
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I really enjoyed this book. Violence, Money, Travel, and Sex love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sucks! It's too slow, too wordy & too many unnecessary details. I bought this book along with the sequel & I am pissed because I can't even finish part 1, so I really don't know if I will be able to read part 2. I am so ferious with myself because I threw away my receipts & now I can't get my money back. Shame on you Eric Jerome Dickey for writing such a boring book. If you plan on purchasing this book, please read the first two chapters in the store before buying it.
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This book was great. The way it ends, you might as well be ready to buy the sequel. Heck, go ahead and buy it now...Waking with enemies. You are going to have to see what happens next. Love the series!!! Must read!
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Dr_Read-A-Lot More than 1 year ago
"Sleeping With Strangers" was the first book I read by Eric Jerome Dickey and it will not be the last. The book was so unbelievably good I had to go back to previous books and read those as well to believe a man could right such a spectacular work. I was trapped within the pages of this book until the end and love the following books as well. All the books deserve a standing ovation!
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Mac69 More than 1 year ago
Excellent series! Each book a page turner! Judging from the last book, it sounds like there may be another installment! I hope so! Can't wait!