Dying for Revenge
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After a bestselling doubleheader in 2007 with Sleeping with Strangers and Waking with Enemies (both reaching #9 on the New York Times bestseller list), Eric Jerome Dickey is back with the final installment in his thrilling trilogy¡ªDying for Revenge.

This fast-paced story about a steamy, seamy underworld of crime that spans the globe features the hit man Gideon, a character who captivated fans in the first two books, squaring off against his most intriguing adversary yet.

Customer Reviews:

  • Excellent Book!!
    Eric Jerome Dickey is an excellent author. This was a book that I could not put down. It had enough suspense, romance, and killing to keep me entertained. I wished it would have lasted longer!...more info
  • Less is better...
    I love Eric Jermone Dickey. In this book I felt that he went a little overboard with all the words he used to describe the various places. I am sure that he just wanted us to see his vision, but it became boring at times. Sometimes less is better....more info
  • The Best Gideon story
    EJD, you must go to Antigua more often....it just opened up your creative juices, and you had them FLOWIN'.
    You have really brought Gideon to a new level. You made him into a person that people could care about. I love your gritty writing. The last half of the book was the best. Excellent....more info
  • Dying for the Old EJD!!!
    With all the rave reviews I'm sorry to say I didn't find the 3rd installment of the Gideon series all that interesting. And that's disappointing because I was hoping for a blow-out ending to the series.

    The Gideon I came to know and love seemed tired and worn-out. His lust for the "game" seemed dulled. Dickey took us to many places, but his descriptions were often too long and too drawn out. I didn't need to know every landmark to get to a certain place. "Detroit" was less exciting than Cruella De Ville and the hit-woman with her shoe/shopping fetish just got on my nerves. He never let that die!!!! And her red-headed husband was annoying!

    Gideon is sometimes teamed with another hitwoman, and she of course has fallen under Gideon's spell and proves to be good for him. Some stories were ok...like the shoe lady and the island boy. And the ex-boxer and Gideon, that was nice and some touching moment with Gideon and the Boy.

    Dickey does great sex scenes, however thats all they are, because poor Gideon lacks a true love, (except perhaps Arizona whom he still pines for), therefore the passion dies. Some of the "battle" descriptions seemed a bit over the top. It left me wondering "could someone really do that?" There a still a few unanswered questions and bloodlines that need untangling. So I'm left to wonder is another story about Gideon in the works? If so, Gideon needs to get back into fighting shape to continue.

    I'd give Dying for Revenge 2 1/2 stars. It's OK, but not as good as the second installment. It made me feel sorry for Gideon and I'm not sure that's how I want to feel about him. I know writers like to try different things, however after this trilogy and that aweful "Passions", I'd love for EJD to write a good love story like he's known for. I miss the old Eric Jerome Dickey....more info
  • Remarkable
    I have to say this one was my favorite, kept me wanting more. I love a book that keep me guessing and can't guess their next move. Keep up the good work EJD....more info
  • Awesome Trilogy! Please let there be a 4th!
    If you read Sleeping With Strangers and Waking With Enemies then you must read Dying For Revenge. It is a book that is hard to put down. Eric Jerome Dickey leaves you on the edge of your seat at the end of every page and every chapter! I hope there will be a 4th book to this trilogy. Eric Jerome Dickey..... you out did yourself on these!!!!...more info
  • Great follow up
    This book was so good, i think better than the last.....I loved the island story line it brought a newness to the story. I wonder if there will be another part, but highly recommend....Very violent and graphic too, not too much sex this time around....Liked the ending......more info
  • ?
    This was a great book. Ive kept up with the series and this was a good ending to it all. I do wish that he couldve been reunited with his 2 girlfriends from the 2nd book, but...... what can you do?...more info
  • I Love Gideon
    Well Gideon is back in all his upside-down, kill or be killed glory. I love the character Gideon...I don't know what it is but I just can't seem to get enough of him. Even though he's a vicious killer, I just adore him. I liked the introduction of all the new characters but I did miss Lola and Miss J. Hopefully they'll be back in his life one day. I'm really over the pinning for Arizona....if she don't want you Gideon I'll take you.lol I know this was a trilogy and that means 3 but I can only hope that this is not the end of Gideon. The character is too deliciously mesmerizing, sexy and endearing. You just want to take him home, give him hugs and kisses and pray you don't get on his bad side.lol Gideon has the potential to be a long term character like James Bond, Jason Bourne, Eazy Rawlins.....I hope anyway. Question...did anybody else pick up on Gideon's animosity about being called a murderer? I found that curious and engaging....he's a contract killer but doesn't consider himself or want to be called a murderer....a lot of food for thought with that one.
    NEWays...another excellent book from my favorite author....more info
  • Eric Jerome Dickey does it again
    Once again EJD has brought his character Gideon back from the ashes. this book was just as great as the other two in this trilogy. i do wish that it had ended with Gideon and Hawks getting together. maybe EJD will bring them back in another installment of the Gideon series. Keep up the GREAT work....more info
  • Remarkable
    I have to say this one was my favorite, kept me wanting more. I love a book that keep me guessing and can't guess their next move. Keep up the good work EJD....more info
  • Bloody
    This book is completely different from any of Dickey's previous works. This one has a lot of blood and violence that literally makes you cringe. It's a great book, especially if you like action!! If you're looking for tons of sex scenes, you will be disappointed. It's good nonetheless....more info
  • WOW!
    At first it started off kind of boring, but then damn it took off! This book is very exciting and leaves you wanting a part 4... Excellent reading and a great book! Thanks Eric Jerome Dickey your work is fabulous! Please keep it up, this once is the best this far. ...more info
  • A Page Turner
    I alwaysenjoy how Dickey brings his characters back into his ever developing novels. This book had me on the edge of my seat from chapter one and I couldnt put the book down. ...more info
  • Not EJD's Best Work
    I love when Eric writes crime fiction novels, because it showcases his diversity as a writer very nicely, but this was not his best work. However, it was nice to see the gentler and less sexual side of Gideon this go round.

    Outside of that, the story was a bit dry and didn't hold my interest. Nevertheless, if you're a fan of Eric's and the Gideon series, I recommend the novel....more info
  • Wonderful!
    If you are a fan of this author, this book is for you! If you are not a fan, this will open your eyes of what a wonderful writer he is.......more info
  • perfect condition
    All I can say about this product and the whole experience, is that I would definitely purchase from here again. My book was in perfect condition, was not over priced and I received it in a fair time frame. The book itsself is awesome, too! I am happy....more info
  • While DYING FOR REVENGE was not my favorite Eric Jerome Dickey book, it is still worth the read
    Following the action-packed SLEEPING WITH STRANGERS and WAKING WITH ENEMIES, both of which were released in 2007, Eric Jerome Dickey has written DYING FOR REVENGE. The final book in the trilogy continues Gideon's story, a man who was taught to kill at a young age by the woman who raised him. His anger and near-hatred for her is partly what drives him, but now Gideon is conflicted between his need to protect her and her son, and his anger over how she abused him when he was a boy.

    Gideon's main problem is a woman who had hired him years ago to kill her husband. Because he knows her secrets and failed to carry through on their agreement, she now has a hit on him and will do anything to cut his life short. The fact that she is a very prominent politician in Detroit adds spice and intrigue to the storyline. The public sees her as a beloved political figure, but Gideon knows the real person behind the mask. She has money and power, and her men will do anything she asks them to do --- whatever it takes to dispose of Gideon and help her exact revenge upon him by threatening the lives of those he holds dear.

    "Detroit," as she is referred to by Gideon, has hired a man known as "El Matador" and his wife, two professional killers, to get the job done. Unfortunately for El Matador, his wife has a personal problem: an obsession with clothes (especially with expensive shoes) and a compulsive need to spend money. Her fixation on the movie premiere of Sex and the City has compromised their job, and they constantly remain one step behind Gideon as they pursue him and try to find a way to trap and exterminate him. She cannot stop thinking of her next shopping spree or her favorite show. It is this obsession that has prevented them from finishing the job, and Gideon continues to elude them. But she also makes other mistakes that are just as costly and that begin to anger and frustrate her husband.

    In between the violence and the action, Gideon is still obsessing over his past as he did in the previous two novels. He feels troubled by the existence of the young boy who is now the center of Catherine's life, and at the same time he has a need to put to rest the childhood that continues to haunt him. Is this child truly Catherine's son, and is he going to have the same life that Gideon had? Gideon refuses to let that happen and keeps trying to understand her relationship with him. Catherine tells Gideon that she has changed and is not the prostitute she used to be years ago. Gideon isn't convinced and believes that the boy is in danger, just as Gideon was years ago when he lived with Catherine.

    The novel takes the reader from the U.S. to the island of Antigua. The beautiful tropical setting makes a great backdrop for the heated action scenes that nearly bring an end to Gideon and Hawke, a woman who shared a brief past with him and is back to help Gideon bring down "Detroit" and end this chase once and for all.

    There is a lot of violence in DYING FOR REVENGE, probably more so than any of Dickey's previous books. I didn't have a problem with that or think it was overdone. However, others may not agree. There is plenty of dark humor as well as violence and sex; while there are lulls in the action, it doesn't stay quiet for long.

    The reader gets to know Gideon well in this third novel. While a professional hit man, he does have a heart and a soft side but doesn't let that get in the way of his job. Readers may want yet another Gideon installment because there are still plenty of questions that need to be answered. While DYING FOR REVENGE was not my favorite Eric Jerome Dickey book, it is still worth the read.

    --- Reviewed by Marie Hashima Lofton...more info
  • Eric keeps getting better and better
    I've been a fan of Eric Jerome Dickey since his first novel Sister, Sister. For the most part, all of his novels have been consistent -- the characters are well written and the storyline keeps you involved until the end.

    With Dying for Revenge, Eric proves he's an author whose books are worth buying. This novel has you literally rooting for a hit man! I won't go into deep details, but I think Eric focusing on Gideon for his last three books has worked really well. I did not want this one to end, and when it did, I was left wanting more Gideon!

    Eric's writing has improved with each novel, and I'm looking forward to his next one!...more info
  • Fantastic read!
    I was surprised that he added another book to the Gideon trilogy, but I'm glad he did. EJD did not disappoint. The book was intense all the way through. I love the Gideon character, and I'm looking forward to book 4! Definitely worth buying!...more info
  • EJD Leaves You Wanting More Of Gideon!
    Gideon is back with more trouble than ever. He just can't leave that bad Detroit job behind as The Lady of Detroit is out for revenge. She won't stop hunting Gideon until she has his head on a silver platter. El Matador and his wife are the assassins that are hot on Gideon's trail. They are the chosen ones that The Lady of Detroit has enlisted to take down Gideon. But will their own internal struggles stop them from completing the job? Gideon soon gets assistance from a beautiful assassin named Hawks to help him make out of Antigua alive. With unlikely ambushes and adversaries around every corner, Gideon will have to come up with every trick in the book to live another day.

    Dying For Revenge is another thriller by Eric Jerome Dickey. Dickey once again takes readers into the high stakes and dangerous world of Gideon. Readers will be sucked in immediately from the very first page of the opening fight scene. There is plenty of heart-stopping action sequences that will keep you on your toes. There is a little bit of hedonistic sex but not as much as the previous novels. Dickey did an excellent job by keeping the focus of this story on Gideon and the assassins that are after him. This story wouldn't be complete without an interesting twist. Dying For Revenge is a true page-turner that will have fans wanting to see more of Gideon in the future.

    Reviewed by Radiah Hubbert
    for Urban Reviews
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  • Awesome
    Very fast read. Action, romance, lust, lies, death...It has everything and more. Great read....Dying for Revenge did not disappoint me at all. It completely tied into the previous two books. EJ Dickey please keep them coming. I love Gideon. And the way he describes Antigua...magnificent!!! I went there for my honeymoon!!! He did an excellent job of making it come alive....more info
  • dying for revenge
    It was awesome! Loved it! It was a page turner for sure. It had everything from romance,love,hate,violence,etc....... Great job Eric! What happens now?

    Montra'...more info
  • Eric, has done it again!! Third time is always the charm!
    Where do I start? The book is awesome from beginning to end. All the twists and turns will keep you on your feet and wanting more. I love the way the author makes you feel like you are in the book with the characters. He is very descriptive. The book gives a different plot than the normal, boy meets girl, girl falls in love with boy, etc. In this book there is full of adventure, mystery, love, anticipation, hate, revenge, emotions, and deception!!!!! Simply put, I love the book!! Hope to see a part 4....more info
  • Best of Three-Dying for Revenge
    I thought that this was the best of the three-of the Gideon Triology. This was a page turner-kept me interested in the outcome of everyone. Never thought that I would be so interested in an assassin-Gideon had me going. Don't read this one without at least reading Sleeping With The Enemy first, I recommend reading all three. Dying For Revenge - reminds me of why Eric Jerome Dickey is my favorite author....more info
  • wow
    The peron i purchased this item from sent it in a speedy fashion. The book itself was incredibly hard to put down. From the firt page I wa hooked and again i was all over the world and hanging on to every word typed by dickey on the page. You will not regret uying this book. I dont want to give out any of the detail becaue everything matters but you will not regret your purchase. :)...more info
  • Disappointed...
    I didn't enjoy this book at all. The only reason why I finished it was because I had the first two books in the Gideon Trilogy on my mind and they were really good so I thought this one had to get better. Dying for Revenge has nothing on the first two. There was a couple of interesting parts but since most of the book was blah, the highlights were overshadowed. It was so hard for me to get through it. It took me about 3 weeks to finish it and it never takes me that long to finish a book. The length of books don't bother me unless they're boring and this was. It would've been shorter if there wasn't so many unnecessary descriptions. Also, he brought back those run on and fragmented/one word sentences in full force (but I think I'm the only one that bothers). I don't know what his next book is going to be but I really hope he comes a lot better than this....more info
  • Less is better...
    I love Eric Jermone Dickey. In this book I felt that he went a little overboard with all the words he used to describe the various places. I am sure that he just wanted us to see his vision, but it became boring at times. Sometimes less is better....more info
  • The contract killers!
    Dying For Revenge was definitely an action packed rollercoaster ride. In the third series Gideon is back and the Detroit woman is determined to put him six feet deep. She enlisted the help of a husband and wife team that are also contract killers.

    The strawberry blonde(the wife) does all her dirty work in a high priced, sexy and unique Blaniks. She was my favorite character! And her husband can slice and cut you so deep and fast that you'll never know what hit you until you see the blood.

    If you read Sleeping With Strangers and Waking With Enemies you HAVE to read Dying For Revenge! It is better than both of those books put together. EJD is still at the top of his game. He is very detailed and his colorful characters leap off the page.

    As you travel from island to island EJD will make you feel like you're watching a cinemax movie with his well researched writing and characters that could easily be actors and actresses . No other author does their homework and research like Eric Jerome Dickey! I'll definitely be waiting for his new book, Resurrecting Midnight to hit bookshelves in June. I love the action, mystery and suspense that he has created in his last three books, but I hope he goes back and give fans some more relationship drama, love, marriages gone wrong and backstabbing stories he's so well known for creating!

    Gideon put me in the mind of a rugged Denzel with about twenty more pounds on him. Sexy!
    ...more info
  • perfect condition
    All I can say about this product and the whole experience, is that I would definitely purchase from here again. My book was in perfect condition, was not over priced and I received it in a fair time frame. The book itsself is awesome, too! I am happy....more info
  • Dying for Revenge (Gideon Trilogy, Book 3)
    This is a must read. If you have read the other two books especially. If you haven't this book will make you go back and find out the beginnings of Gideon and where this all started. EJD delivers once again with a great plot, wonderful twists, and unpredicatable outcomes. Compared to the other two, the sexual content was toned down. Only to elevate the Gideon and his search: His search for his background and for the person who put out a contract for his head. From the opening the book until the end you are taken on a hair raising and on the edge story. A story that makes you want to take the weekend off. Hope for a rainy weekend and order in. Just so you have no reason to leave out and put the book down. No phone....no tv...just you, a glass of wine, and DFR....is all that is needed. There is no doubt that you will be thoroughly pleased with what Eric has put on paper. Leaving you sweating and feeling like why is this not on the movie screen yet. Gideon is right up there with any other action star. Needing to be put on the big screen and his story told. I wish I could fund this....guaranteed hit for movie screen. Thank you so much Eric for bringing us a story line feeled with more that your normal "Hot Sex on A Platter"....

    Please take your 16 dollars and invest in this book. If you don't have the other two...also pick up. Convince someone that you have been nice and that you are deserving of this Christmas Gift....more info
  • Bloody
    This book is completely different from any of Dickey's previous works. This one has a lot of blood and violence that literally makes you cringe. It's a great book, especially if you like action!! If you're looking for tons of sex scenes, you will be disappointed. It's good nonetheless....more info
  • Spontaneous Combustion
    This book is hot,hot,hot. This novel starts where Gideon left off in the third Gideon series. The Lady of Detroit wants his head literally. Plus dealing with some family as well as personal drama. Plus some additional characters that add spice to the novel. Number #3 is the charm....more info
  • EXCELLENT!!!!!
    Gideon is back...and he's mad. The Detroit mess has become relentless...money is not an option, and the psychopathic politician is determined to see him dead. The action keeps coming, as we globetrot with G....from the streets of London, to the southern portion of the states, to the lush and tropical beaches of the Caribbean...all becoming scenes of blood and violence. Uppermost in Gideon's mind is protecting his surrogate mother, Catherine, and her child. Although continuously outmanned and outgunned, Gideon draws on everything that he's been taught by his beloved mentor, the russian assassin Konstantin...and he'll need everything that he knows stay topside.

    From the narrative perspectives of both Gideon and another female assassin contracted to still his heart, EJD keeps it hot...hot action, hot sex, and hot temperatures on the island of Antigua. A wonderful read, this series is destined for the big screen...and I'm not entirely convinced that this is the last that we've seen of our deadly protagonist. A definite A+.



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  • Gideon took it like a man!
    Gideon took everything Detroit threw his way like a man from the woman in the killer Blahniks, her husband El Matador, the man in the caymans and all her goons. I was tired for Gideon with all the fighting he had to endure. What a life to lead, one of uncertainly, a life i defintely wouldn't want.

    Hawks was a true ride or die chick. After all she went through to keep Gideon alive, losing her job and risking her own life he better think twice about her and give up on the notion of Arizona. Arizona is still in love with a dead man and will never be able to give Gideon what he needs. I hope he marry Hawks and give her the love and security she deserves.

    This was a trilogy but i'm hoping EDJ bring Giden back. i feel that it's not over. he still need to know who's been supplying Detroit with all the info on his whereabouts. i feel Lola Mack and the other girl are not on the up and up. Then i love Alvin White he was funny and added a sense of humor to the book.

    Overal i think this series was an action packed adventure!...more info