Waking with Enemies (Gideon Series #2)

Waking with Enemies (Gideon Series #2)

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by Eric Jerome Dickey, Dion Graham
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey sizzles in this rapid-fire sequel to Sleeping with Strangers, which finds international hit man Gideon waking up with his past haunting him and danger knocking at his door.

After a heated encounter inside a London hotel room - where he was pursued by three very different women - Gideon finds himself living in a

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New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey sizzles in this rapid-fire sequel to Sleeping with Strangers, which finds international hit man Gideon waking up with his past haunting him and danger knocking at his door.

After a heated encounter inside a London hotel room - where he was pursued by three very different women - Gideon finds himself living in a world where there’s no one to trust.

Someone has taken out a hit on the hit man - but who? Could it be the man he left alive in Tampa, the woman who taught him to kill, the scorned woman he still desires, or some other unseen enemy?

The clock is ticking as Gideon struggles to find out who from his past may have ordered the hit, while attempting to outsmart the assassin who was sent to kill him - a cold-blooded killer who isn’t afraid to harm any woman involved with Gideon and is determined to make his reputation off Gideon’s death.

As the hunter becomes the hunted, Gideon’s hedonistic lifestyle turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse. He will need to find his friends - and also depend on his enemies - to get out of the game alive.

Editorial Reviews

Essence
A fast-paced cliff-hanger.
Booklist
it's also sure to create new fans.
Ebony
Riveting...an action-packed classic noir thriller.
Publishers Weekly

Picking up where Sleeping with Strangersleft off, Dickey's latest novel finds hit man Gideon in London, where another assassin, a mysterious man with a broken nose, is hot on his trail. Gideon's most recent target was a rapper, Big Bad Wolf. The rival rapper who hired Gideon for the hit, Sledge, was recently assassinated, and Gideon assumes he is the latest target. The nonstop narrative follows Gideon as he evades the assassin, searches for the truth about his hooker mother, continues his involvement with tough girl Arizona (who wants Gideon to kill her older sister), tries to figure out who ordered the hit on him and finds time for some explicitly chronicled fantasy sex. Though the revelations about who's behind what are a stretch and the ending is a little too much on the rosy side, there's a lot of fun to be had in watching Gideon work his brutal trade, and the high-octane narrative will have readers burning through page after page. (Aug.)

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Library Journal

Waking with Enemiesis called a sequel, but it is more of a smooth, preplanned continuation of the plot and characters in Sleeping with Strangersas hired assassin Gideon wakes to more of the same: hunt and be hunted by rival killers and mysterious women. This new tale is a bit more strategic but is just as raunchy and violent, featuring classic Dickey scenes of sex and mayhem. A necessary follow-up for those who were enthralled by Gideon and crew in Sleeping.Reader Dion Graham again captures the gritty tone of the novel. For adult audiences only.
—Joyce Kessel

Kirkus Reviews
Multifaceted assassin Gideon returns to tangle with his enemies and lovers in Dickey's highly sexed latest (Sleeping with Strangers, 2007, etc.). There are worse things for a guy than being stuck in a fancy London hotel room with two beautiful women he hardly knows, but in spite of his Bond-like way with the ladies, contract killer Gideon has much on his mind. Everyone, it seems, wants to bed him or kill him. Sometimes both. Pursued by a broken-nosed rival hitman (Bruno) who followed him from America, he is also preoccupied with Arizona, the gorgeous con artist who broke his heart and might now be after his neck. She offers her help, but can he trust her? And then there is unfinished business with his mother Thelma, the prostitute living in England whose questionable parenting techniques he blames for turning him into the man he is today. Far friendlier is Lola Mack, the curvy wannabe actress he meets on his flight over, who turns to Gideon after her London-dwelling boyfriend spurns her, and the elegant Mrs. Jones, a mystery woman on the run from a bad marriage and family tragedy. Those two join him in his room and the trio exhaustively explores erotic possibilities, with Gideon trying to keep his job secret from his new playmates. Needless to say, it gets more complicated and bloodier, with our hero trying to save his skin, honor his obligations and protect those who suddenly seem to matter most to him. He is eventually forced into a showdown with Bruno that puts him on the trail of the party who placed the hit on him. With stops in Amsterdam and Detroit, Dickey's latest meanders a bit in the earlier scenes, but it gains momentum as plot points introduced in the previous book cometogether. Nearly as violent as it is explicit-a pulpy thriller boasting a free-love message.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423338505
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
08/07/2007
Series:
Gideon Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Eric Jerome Dickey is the author of fifteen novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Chasing Destiny, Genevieve, Drive Me Crazy, Naughty or Nice, The Other Woman, and Thieves’ Paradise. He 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. He lives on the road and rests in Southern California.

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember purchasing this book at an airport back in 2009. I don't ever recall reading a book that where the story and its character had me soooo lured in...I'll admit I began to develop a crush on Gideon (is that normal?!? lol) The passion, the pleasure, the pain of Gideon(along with the violence)- it all draws you in wanting more as you leave one chapter to go into next. Gideon has swagg, he's sexy, handsome, and charismastic. He also happens to be one of the deadliest men in the world. He's heroic, yet tragic in dealing with his own personal demons. All I can say is you will NOT be disappointed with this book of the trilogy. It takes you on a thrill ride into the violent life and sexual escapades of a world-class assassin. Jerome-OUTSTANDING job!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so good. I couldnt put it down. But make sure you read 'Sleeping With Strangers' first, which was great too, 'Waking With Enemies' is the continuation of SWS. Can't wait for 'Dying For Revenge' to come out.
Anonymous 27 days ago
I initially started reading this series thinking I wasn't going to like it but I have enjoyed reading it thus far. It keeps you turning pages to find out more. Great series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all 3parts. I heard theres a 4th to this series. Can someone tell me the name. I love these books. Anyone know what other books are similar to this?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was on the edge of my seat reading this book lots of fast pace action!!! Thanks for the great read :-)
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I could not put this book down. If you liked Sleeping With Strangers, you'll definately LOVE this book. EJD just takes you on a never-ending thrill ride with lots of twists and turns & I just love Gideon. Thanks EJD for another great story & I can't wait to read the next one. Keep up the good work!
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I really enjoyed this book. Violence, Money, Travel, and Sex love it!
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This book had adventure, mystery, sex, humor, did I say sex, eveything a good story could have. I loved, loved, loved this book and cant wait to read Dying for revenge!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book in the series, this one seemed to follow the same format. It was a good read and it is refreshing to know that the main character is vulnerable like everyone else.
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Awesome book --- could not put it down. And what an ending WOW!!!!
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Megan Arrington More than 1 year ago
Put it down! This was GREAT from the start to the end.
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Shy83 More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this immediately after i read Sleeping wit strangers, I was always a fan of EJD,the book had me biting my lip from suspense. Ready to read Resurrectin Midnight!!!!!!
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