Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey

Finding Gideon

Eric Jerome Dickey

Eric Jerome Dickey's new novel stirs up a whirlwind of sex and violence that spans the globe...and leaves no moral boundary uncrossed.

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A professional job turns personal for jet-setting contract killer Gideon in this sexy, thrilling page-turner by New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey. 

As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon’s life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon’s last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup—including the lovely Hawks, with whom Gideon has heated memories—to launch his biggest act of revenge he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all.

Yet Midnight and his second-in-command, the beautiful and ruthless Señorita Raven, are launching their own revenge, assembling a team of mercenaries the likes of which the world has never seen… and Gideon isn’t their only target. Gideon will need all of his skills if he is to save not only his team, but his family as well.

Dickey’s new novel stirs up a whirlwind of sex and violence that spans the globe...and leaves no moral boundary uncrossed.

Advance Galley Reviews

Exhilarating, Titillating, Explosive! Gideon, a hard-hearted hit man and lover extraordinaire, finds himself in an uncomfortable rivalry war when he cannot say no to the woman who haunts his heart. There is much damage on both sides, and there is a personal revengeful element that will lead Gideon to become more introspective than in previous books. But the other side, knows how to mess with his head leading Gideon to ponder what type of monster he has become but also opening his eyes to the trail of broken hearts he abandoned in the call of business. As expected, the fast-paced storyline is filled with scary twists, violent encounters, and tantalizing intimate moments. One of the aspects that I enjoy in this series, is the author’s amazing description of the landscapes as the characters romp through North and South America. This is the fifth book in the Gideon series, after a hiatus, but the author reminds the reader who the cast of characters are and what they mean to Gideon. This is an edgy turn-pager that answered questions that have puzzled me in the past but to the author’s credit has now provided another cliff-hanger ending that I did not see coming. I hope the wait for the next Gideon will be a short one!

Couldn't finish. Struggled to read half but just couldn't get into this one. Didn't relate to the characters at all and would not recommend to anyone.

Finding Gideon is one in a line of Gideon novels, which i discovered after I read the book. It can be read as a standalone which happened to me, but i found myself confused on characters and who was on whose side. The book itself was written well, but as others have said, it is a tad long. It was hard to really get into, and it didn't capture my attention 100%. Also on the negative side were the sex scenes. I'm all for a good sex scene but the way the author wrote it made it seem unnecessarily dirty. Sex was either revenge, a one night stand, or with a brothel worker. There is definitely a lot of action and suspense in this novel, which redeems it for me.

Excellent read. Gideon story continues to unwind, the reader is along for a great story. Romantic Suspense at it's best.

I started reading this and realized that they must have been a previous story about the two main characters and after some investigation found that this was not the first Gideon book. Other reviews about this had stated that it can be read without having read the previous ones but I found like I was missing some important back story about Gideon from not reading his other stories. This is not usually a genre that I read and the sex and violence (although I am not a prude and have read many books with these things in them) was just a little too much for me. Still an interesting story and Dickey's writing is really good.

I wish I would of read the previous novels that led up to this one. I had a difficult time figuring out what the relationships were the characters. It was hard to hold my interest.

I have been a fan of EJD for awhile, and I typically read his more steamy novels. However, I did like that this story was more suspenseful but still had a level of "steamy" writing as well. Overall, I give the book 3.5 stars. I liked it but its was just a tad bit long for me. I definitely suggest reading if you like more suspenseful novels.

It is weird, although this book was action-filled and fast-paced in one sense, I had a hard time pushing myself to read this. Although this is part of a series, it was easy to follow. However, the characters did not excite me and the story was just ok. Perhaps this was not for me.

Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey is a whirlwind ride of fighting, killing, sex and revenge. I didn't realize when I requested this novel that is actually part of Dickey's Gideon series, but thankfully, I was still able to follow along and not feel out of the loop while reading. Medianoche, or Midnight, is part of the Four Horsemen, a group of badass mercenaries set in Argentina. He has wanted to get revenge on Gideon, another mercenary with a different group, for shooting him in the head and losing his eye. Gideon is also trying to figure out what is and is not a lie that his mother has told him, who is also hunted by Medianoche. This book is unlike anything else that I usually read, but I was very entertained. Will have to check out Dickey's other works.

I have waited what felt like an eternity for the next installment of Gideon. Eric Jerome Dickey and Gideon, my two favorite men back together again. I received this book as a first read and loved each and every word, syllable, sentence Mr. Dickey wrote. Let me see if I can give you the feel of this novel without revealing too much because I can already see another novel to wrap up all the loose end in this one. This book was basically about Gideon confronting those who knew who he was. Finding Gideon is exactly that. Gideon wanted to weed through the lies his mother told him over the many years of his life. He wanted to know who he was and could have been. At the end of the day, he walked away knowing less then he wished for. Or did he?

Finding Gideon is a fast-paced action story that revolves around two mercanaries: the man they call Medianoche, and Gideon. While these two have a past, they seem to have more of a connection than their business. Gideon believes that Medianoche is his father. And Gideon won't rest until he's dead. When it comes to action scenes, they were well-written and compelling. It's the rest of the book that I had serious trouble with. There are dozens (not exaggerating) side characters in this book that's really supposed to be focused on one man's daddy issues. While extra characters are necessary, I didn't need to know their whole past for them to end up dead two chapters later. If these characters hadn't been given more pages, this book could have easily been 100 pages shorter. I stuck it out until the end, but it just isn't the kind of book I enjoy reading.

So, I'll admit that I only made it to chapter 4 before I gave up on Finding Gideon. The prologue was a grabber and I couldn't wait to get into the guts of the story. Unfortunately, there were too many "swinging dicks" and "snotty-nosed little bastards" for new me keep going :-( I understand that they're trying to set up a few things for later on, but I just can't tolerate lazy writing! Don't keep using the same exact adjectives and phrases (within the same paragraphs!)!

Absolutely not my cup of tea. I had a hard time getting into the storyline. It seemed choppy at best. A lengthy book only because it was filled with an egotist's sex life, himself, and wanting revenge. It got tiresome really quick. Not a bad ending but not what I would consider a thriller or mystery.

This book started off okay, but quickly bottomed out. I struggled hard to connect with the story but I just couldn't. I finally just gave up. Maybe it's just not my cup of coffee.

Eric Dickey’s Finding Gideon (this is my first read by this author) If you like hard-boiled graphic fiction, then Eric Dickey’s Finding Gideon is for you. A fast-moving suspenseful read from start to finish. Hard-Edged with plenty of sexual encounters, and with tons of violence and mayhem, a book with a snappy dialogue . Dickey provides the reader with descriptive scenes though-out the book- describing scenes of jet-set places across the world. Some of which I never heard of, but by his providing comparable sites- it was easier to imagine when and where he was. And that plot from beginning to end, has twists that will frustrate and empower you as a reader. His work is edgy, definitely outside the box. I highly recommend “Finding Gideon” for thrill seekers who like this type of hard-boiled fiction, which seems to be altogether too real. Good pacing, a complex and layered plot, and intriguing characters illustrate why the author has delivers such amazing reads.

First I would like to say Eric Jerome Dickey I love how much your books have evolved. I have been reading your books since Sister, Sister and Milk in my Coffee. So I am not new to this. You have in fact made this book worth the wait. Now on to the review....I just love this series! It has me wanting more like right now. To find out that Gideon is a Twin and he still doesn't know who his father is. This book is full of action and suspense. I absolutely love it. I will say this for those that isn't familiar with the series or even Eric Jerome Dickey's books you should at least do some reading before jumping into this one. I suggest you go back to at least Sleeping with Strangers. I think that is when Gideon came into play. But if you don't you can always go back to Resurrecting Midnight.

This book is horrible. Unlikeable characters, flimsy plot at best. I feel sad I lost that many days trying to get into it.

Two organizations, The Four Horsemen, mercenaries in Buenos Aires and the Scamz Organization, each working for different clients to retrieve two suitcases. The Scamz group was victorious and Medianoche "Midnight", vowed to get vengeance on the interlopers. Gideon, freelance assassin, wants nothing more than to heal his wounds and get out of South America, but met Midnight in this battle and realized that who he thought he killed as a youngster was still alive and now after him and his mother and brothers. A tense, wild, and violent ride with no heroes only different degrees of evil. So you root for the lesser of the evils and along the way start to understand what might drive these men and woman into the life that they now have. Thank your First To Read for this electronic copy of "Finding Gideon".

I cannot give an honest review as I could not finish or even really get into this book. I gave it 20 pages 3 times just didn't connect.

I really could not finish this book. It was not interesting to me at all. I saw that there are other books that feature the main character, so maybe I need to go back and read those and try again.

great book. i usually have trouble starting a new book but this time i was caught from the first page. it is a page turner and keeps you locked into the story. been a while since i've had a. lol like this. fast paced, intriguing, great writing.

Fast-paced and full of action, I had a hard time putting this book down. Gideon was at war with his believed-to-be father Medianoche (this is still up for debate) and both had their own teammates to help them end the other. As the body count rose, I wondered which of these men would come out on top. I enjoyed the quick looks into different heads, with the main focus being on Gideon and Medianoche. I thought it added life to the cast and while they were still bad people, it humanized them more than they would have been otherwise and I appreciated that. It also made the large cast feel more meaningful rather than just bodies that were going to drop (not all of them drop). Gideon was the point of view I enjoyed the most. He was more tame than the others and experienced guilt, regret, and a yearning for the truth. He cared about his family and was loyal. Pretty good for a hitman. Overall, definitely a thrilling read. I wouldn't say it's sexy. While I can appreciate that Gideon returned the pleasure he received with the multitude of women he was with, there wasn't love, or even seduction. It was sex to feel good, to forget, to relax. Not exactly a shining example of what a square is looking for.

I received an advance reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review via first to read. It was definitely intense reading. These assassins were by far the most brutal killers I have ever read about! Having not read the first in the series it was hard to follow at first but as I figured out what was happening it bevasme better to read, however I found it worth only 3 stars as it jumps around quite a bit.

Having never read anything by this author before, I did not know that I was starting a book that was a continuation of a series following the character Gideon. This made it very hard for me to get into the book at the beginning because I had no previous connection to the characters and the author did not give any background or recap of previous events that could help me out. I was also frustrated at how long I spent reading from Medianoche's perspective in the beginning when I was waiting to find out more about Gideon. However, I persisted in reading though more pages and when I did get to Gideon again, the story began to click into place for me. I loved the characters of Gideon and his team and enjoyed following his adventures for the rest of the book. I enjoyed it enough that I now want to go back and read the series from the beginning so that I can fully appreciate the significance of some of the revelations in this book!

I loved this book. I have read all the previous Gideon books and this was amazing. The description of the locations, playing catch up with previous characters, the history and his mom; it all left me wanting more. I loved the back story on The Beast and Midnight. I am happy Eric Jerome Dickey left a door open for more books. I have been reading him since my senior year in high school and he has never disappointed. Thank you for bringing back this loved and revered character back. It was like a new introduction to an old lover. I really appreciated the grittiness, the grittiness and the familiarity of these characters and locations.


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