From Publishers Weekly
The third entry of bestselling Dickey's Gideon trilogy (after Waking with Enemies
) offers intrigue, deception, murder and sex in exotic locales with a noir sensibility and keen attention to setting. While on vacation in Antigua, assassin Gideon is under the mistaken belief that an old beef with a client, known as Detroit, is over and done with. That's when he discovers teams of hired assassins are after him, seeking to punish him for bad business and, worse, for threatening Detroit's children. On the run, Gideon flees to the U.K. while secreting the only family he knows, the kid, as far from their enemies as possible. As killers pursue Gideon through London, Nashville, Atlanta and countless Caribbean beaches, Dickey's detailed location descriptions give his over-the-top violence and sex a vivid, realistic grounding. Murder, double-dealing, seduction, love and some unforeseen twists fill out the action, which hits only a few potholes. Though it could have been shorter, this is another highly entertaining page-turner from the veteran author. (Nov.)
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The third in Dickey’s exciting Gideon trilogy (Sleeping with Strangers and Waking with Enemies, 2007) continues the homicidal adventures of Gideon, a professional hit man who got his name from the hollowed-out Bible a preacher was holding when he killed him. Gideon is an artist at his trade, never killing the same way twice. But all that seems to be over. Gideon has deluded himself into thinking that he has retired and found peace and that he can kick back in the Cayman Islands and enjoy the company of not one but two women. Then reality intrudes, and a stop in a public restroom turns into a bloodbath. As tired as he is of the killing game, it looks as though Gideon’s quest for a normal life hasn’t yet succeeded. With action scenes that take your breath away, characters to hate instead of cheer for, devilish details, and a speed-of-light plot, Dickey proves once again that he is a master of the genre. Librarians will want all three books in the trilogy. --Shelley Mosley