Dickeys fans will be delighted by this fast-paced, deadly, and sensual read that gives them the chance to catch up with some of their favorite characters while introducing a great new bad-boy narrator: a hit man who goes by the name of Gideon. Hes a man who lives off the grid, drifting along while making love on the run as he works as a hit manenacting the revenge of the broken-hearted . . . for a price.
With a supporting cast of grifters and killers, broken-hearted squares and streetwalkers, and three very different women who each want to become Gideons leading lady, this is a world that thrives on the darker passions of revenge and desire.
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"Starred Review. A tense cliffhanger caps a wild ride. The next installment is due in August, which for many readers won't be soon enough." - PW.
"Starred Review. Not only will Dickey's many readers be thrilled to see a new novel, this one is also sure to create new fans. Watch for the rest of the story in Waking with Enemies, due out August 2007." - Booklist.
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Eric Jerome Dickey is a New York Times best-selling American author best known for his novels about contemporary African-American life. He is also known for writing several crime novels involving grifters, ex cons, and assassins, the latter novels having more diverse settings, moving from Los Angeles to the UK to the West Indies, each having an international cast of characters.
He was born in Memphis, Tennessee and attended the University of Memphis, where he earned a degree in Computer System Technology. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in engineering. After 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 ...
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