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Boom, boom, POW!!!
on August 31, 2009
Wow. And that my friends, is probably the understatement of the year. This is easily the best and purest action packed book in this insane series. The naming of this book is pure genius, almost like a "hidden in plain sight" type of thing. Like most of EJD's books this one starts out with a bang. Actually more like an explosion, and that carnage of metal and flesh sets the tone for the rest of this book. Gideon is back and he has the devil on his tail and the devil's wife in his heart.
Guys, when I say this book is pure action I really do mean it. I hate to make the comparison but, a day in the life of Gideon makes a day in the life of James Bond seem like a day in the life of K-Fed! Eric pens a story so polished, so refined that it's impossible not to get drawn in. Gideon is the main course, but the main course in and of itself is nothing. You need side dishes. Side dishes that bring OUT the main course, and make this meal perfect enough to be your last meal. The "side dishes" in this book/series would be Scamz, Arizona, Hawks, Konstantin, Catherine, and my favorite Alvin White. They are to Gideon what hot sauce is to fried gizzards.
One thing that I also like about EJD's writing is that he formulates the enemies as well as the main characters. They aren't one-dimensional nobodies. No, no, no, no, no. They are a mattress of unclean, shameless, resolute violence wrapped in sheet of unapologetic sexuality. In this book we follow Gideon as he dispenses his very bloody, very painful version of Judge Hatchett. Unfortunately, over the years he's made a lot of very powerful enemies and they are chasing him; bent on giving him back some of that blood and pain. However, Gideon is harder to kill than a vampire on "E" but the chase is oh so satisfying! Intertwined between the flying body parts, the insatiable hatred, and the unmistakable "sizzle between the sheets" that Eric is known for, is a story about WHO Gideon is. That's a question that he has, in some shape or form, been chasing since the age of 7 when he was forced to become a man.
I said earlier that this is the best book in the series, and it is. Eric has a literary icon in the making with Gideon. I'm not being flippant when I say this, but the last time a character had this effect on me and the people around him was Roland of Gilead. This series is THAT good. Read the first three books so you can experience what we already know, and make these people a part of your literary life as I have.