At the beginning of the book you are with Gideon as he takes on a job killing a preacher, and then we follow Gideon to England to take on another job, but when he gets there, right from the moment he gets off the plane Gideon is looking over his shoulder. The book is told in first person POV you go on this ride with Gideon from the states to England and all his adventures. At first, the writing, or style, kinda through me off and it took about a chapter or two to realize this was Gideon being cold and distant, trying to make sure to never loose focus on his goals. Now his reasons for being on the other side of the pond have nothing to do with Gideon at first, but then he gets a package and it all goes sideways from there. What I liked most about this book was the action.
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Indeed, the chapters are structured or came to be in a way very much like the book. Slow, brooding, somewhat inscrutable but with a definite build to a compelling end that satisfies only so much and never completely, forcing you to turn the page, invest in the next chunk and read on I understand that the story is resolved in the next installment, Waking with Enemies. The worst part of the novel is certainly the descriptions of sex.
A prime example occurs when one of the characters is seducing another in a cab. Finally the man reaches under her skirt and, " I could feel her global warming. Can you describe some more sex, Dickey? I skipped all the sex scenes and, without them, the book is a great noir romp through the seedy side of civilization that exposes and makes tender, though ironically, the criminals that only mal-adjusted teenage boys honor: Contract killers.
I have been reading EJD books as long as I can remember. I did the audible approach this time and loved it. It has been 10 years since I have read an EJD book, and this one is different from his others.
He has had books with love, sophistication, and hustlers abound. Even violence. But this book has darker characters. Gideon, the main character is dark, cold, killer. He is very similar to the anime character Golgi He is a killer but not a perfect killer. His emotional problems leads him to mistakes. This book shows the darker side to him and others from all walks of life. It surprised me, because I am used to his other books. I also like how the book goes abroad instead of just bouncing between New York and California.
He even has a character from Texas my stomping ground. Trying not to be a spoiler, but if you are used to EJD get ready for a much darker book, and the love scenes are not love scenes but almost something out of an x-rated movie. I thought it was unnecessary, but on second thought it goes along with the main character and his background.
I found the characters to be so unlikable that I really wanted to stop reading or yell at them to get a life. The main character Gideon, named himself that after seeing the word on a bible of a pastor he had just murdered, was the worst for me. Sorry, but that last sentence reflects the jangly prose in the book. Nothing for me to recommend this. Ellon Where to start I guess I will start with how the narrative of this book was somewhat confusing.
Is he hinting at Tampa or Amsterdam? The hired killer aspect of the story was the one thing I did like. It was interesting to see the point of view of a hired gun but the backstabbing and paranoia is already getting old.
Oh, and the ending or lack thereof is a shameless plug to sell the next book. It reminds me of the Fifty Shades series as it probably could just be one big book but the author split it just to make more money. Falana I really enjoy Eric Jerome Dickey books. However, I was used to reading his "love" stories until Gideon. Not only have I read the books but have listened to the audiobooks for each one as well. The Gideon series has turned out to be my favorite books by Mr.
Mystery, thrills, and sex scenes that are totally heated. As Gideon travels the globe the reader is taken on an exciting journey with each destination. This is a series that even men would love if they are not a fan of Mr. Review will shown on site after approval. Review will shown on site after approval Other books by gideon.
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He grew up on the south side of Memphis, living on Kansas Street. After graduating high school, he went to college at Memphis State University , where he earned a degree in Computer System Technology. In , he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in engineering. Dickey was employed in the aerospace industry working at Rockwell International , ASSD division, as a software developer, before deciding that he wanted to pursue acting and stand-up comedy , and began the local and national comedy circuit.
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