Waking with Enemies (Gideon series) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
  • List Price: CDN$ 16.00
  • You Save: CDN$ 4.32 (27%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Usually ships within 4 to 6 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Waking with Enemies has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Moderate wear on cover and edges. Minimal highlighting and/or other markings can be present. May be ex-library copy and may not include CD, Accessories and/or Dust Cover. Good readable copy.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Waking with Enemies Paperback – Jul 1 2008


See all 19 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 11.68
CDN$ 8.05 CDN$ 0.20

Best Canadian Books of 2014
Margaret Atwood's stunning new collection of stories, Stone Mattress, is our #1 Canadian pick for 2014. See all

Frequently Bought Together

Waking with Enemies + Sleeping With Strangers
Price For Both: CDN$ 23.36

One of these items ships sooner than the other.


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade; Reprint edition (July 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451222741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451222749
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 2.3 x 20.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

Picking up where Sleeping with Strangers left off, Dickey's latest novel finds hit man Gideon in London, where another assassin, a mysterious man with a broken nose, is hot on his trail. Gideon's most recent target was a rapper, Big Bad Wolf. The rival rapper who hired Gideon for the hit, Sledge, was recently assassinated, and Gideon assumes he is the latest target. The nonstop narrative follows Gideon as he evades the assassin, searches for the truth about his hooker mother, continues his involvement with tough girl Arizona (who wants Gideon to kill her older sister), tries to figure out who ordered the hit on him and finds time for some explicitly chronicled fantasy sex. Though the revelations about who's behind what are a stretch and the ending is a little too much on the rosy side, there's a lot of fun to be had in watching Gideon work his brutal trade, and the high-octane narrative will have readers burning through page after page. (Aug.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

ERIC JEROME DICKEY is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, as well as a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. Originally from Memphis, Dickey now lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

By Jenny J.J.I. TOP 500 REVIEWER on Sept. 27 2007
Format: Hardcover
I received this book in the mail on Monday, and started reading it on Tuesday, finished it on Wednesday. After reading "Sleeping With Strangers," I could hardly await for his sequel "Waking With Enemies." With ten New York Times bestselling novels to his credit I must say that this book was strictly worth the wait!

If you don't know at the end of "Sleeping with Strangers," Gideon wakes to a mysterious, deadly enemy in a world where there's no one he can trust. As an assassin he realizes that he's been targeted for death by a broken-nosed hit man, probably related to a job Gideon had done in Tampa, Fl. Gideon has befriended a woman, Lola Mack, he met on the plane whose been dumped by her man. Another lady by the name of Mrs. Jones also returns to Gideon whom he had also met on the plane. The three enjoy each other in bed while Gideon tries to forget about the danger beyond his hotel room door. Meanwhile, the love-of-his life, Arizona, helps Gideon track down the stalker (more like his shadow) as the hunter becomes the hunted. Meanwhile Gideon is also determined to come to terms with his prostitute mother who also operates in London. From there, Gideon and the broken-nosed man circle one another until one gets the upper hand. Then, the whirl-a-around begins. The pressure comes because Gideon is never certain who is on his side. At the same time, Gideon will need to locate his friends and find out who his real enemies are if he wants to get out of the game alive. In between then pinching pleasure helps to make the risk bearable for him.

The only downfall to this book is the story itself. The plot is really thin but the sex scene seems to carry it on its shoulder to the point you will reach for a cancer stick... and I don't even smoke.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By DSW on Dec 7 2010
Format: Paperback
Perfect sequel! I finished this book in record time. What an amazing read. Such a fascinting adventure. One friend I purchased this series of books for actually booked a flight to Antigua shortly after reading this book as the author made you eager to visit this lovely island. The author who is very new to me definitely earned my respect!!!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Aug. 22 2007
Format: Hardcover
Waking with Strangers is the sequel to Sleeping with Strangers, which leaves you with a series of cliff hangers. Without that background, you'll probably find Waking with Strangers a little hard to follow. Having read both books, I felt like they were really two parts of one book rather than being a book with a sequel. Why? Here's one reason: Waking with Strangers opens with a very long erotic sequence that doesn't belong at the beginning of a standalone book. The sequence only makes sense if it's in the middle of a longer book.

Here's the basic plot: Gideon is in London performing his chores as an assassin where he realizes that he's been targeted for death by a broken-nosed hit man, probably related to a job Gideon did recently. Gideon has befriended a woman, Lola Mack, he met on the plane whose boy friend has dumped her. A second woman, Mrs. Jones, also returns to Gideon, whom he had also met on the plane. The three enjoy each other in bed while Gideon tries to forget about the danger beyond his hotel room door. Meanwhile, the love-of-his life, Arizona, helps Gideon track down the stalker. Gideon is also determined to come to terms with his prostitute mother who also operates in London. From there, Gideon and the broken-nosed man circle one another until one gets the upper hand. Then, the surprises begin. The tension comes because Gideon is never certain who is on his side . . . and who is his enemy. Stealing pleasure helps to make the risk bearable.

Waking with Enemies lacks a lot of the edge that Sleeping with Strangers had in exploring the life of a hit man. There's extreme danger in Waking with Strangers, but not very much of it. With the exception of a few scenes, Waking with Enemies could be about an unmarried suburban executive who meets some exciting women.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By JM on July 7 2014
Format: Paperback
A great book to read. Kept me in suspense the entire time pages after pages. EJD did a number on this one, you will not be disappoint.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 155 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Gideon Gideon Gideon Aug. 15 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Oh, man. What can I say about this book? It was perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. I was so shocked to find that Mr. Dickey had cleverly hidden a previous character in plain sight. How he managed to keep this fact from us throughout an entire book, has me baffled. I had to go back and reread the Prequel, and still couldn't figure it out. Over hte years, his writing style has evolved into something so much more than romance or contemporary fiction, whatever it was. For so many years, I've shied away from the action thriller books, but that's exactly what this was, with a tiny bit of romance thrown in.

There were so many things going on at once, his style of switching back and forth keeping me entertained, and confused at the same time. I loved how ge let suspeense convince you of what had happended then turned right around and convinced you of omething totally different. I can't wait for the next one.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Too much emphasis on the sex between Gideon and the two women, scenes that didn't add to the overall plot in any significant way Jan. 16 2008
By Bookreporter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The novel opens with the main character's flashbacks to when he was 7. All he knew was the life he had with his mother, who made a living as a prostitute. But it was only after she had him kill for her that he realized he didn't like her. Always on the run, they fled from city to city, to a place where the two of them could feel safe just for a little while.

In his current life he calls himself Gideon, named after the Bible that is left behind in motel rooms, an inspiration he had while killing off a high-profile minister. In the opening of the story, Gideon, now a contract killer, is in London and ends up in bed with two very beautiful women. But he is also hiding out because someone out there is trying to kill him. The ladies aren't aware of who he is; all they know is that they're having a great time sharing this man in his bed and enjoying extraordinary sex all day and all night long.

While a good chunk of the book is taken up by sex scene after sex scene, there is indeed a plot. It involves the murder of a famous rapper known as Big Bad Wolf, a job that Gideon took care of before he left the States. In turn, the man who paid Gideon to kill the artist is now dead. Gideon knows he's next if he's not careful in doing his best to outrun his assailant. He is aware that a mysterious man, who had been on the plane to London, is following him. But so far he has been able to dodge the "man with the broken nose."

Gideon is having a good time with Lola Mack and Mrs. Jones, but another woman, Arizona, is on his mind. He has given his heart to Arizona, who is as tough as they come, but she will not give her heart to him. She is the one woman he would commit to if he could, but there is something that is stopping Arizona from taking their relationship to any higher level.

Eric Jerome Dickey makes his characters come alive in this violent and steamy novel. The two main killers, Gideon and "the man with the broken nose," come across as real people who the reader will empathize with and care about, despite their gruesome profession. In fact, we learn that the "man with the broken nose" is a family man who loves his kids, especially his learning-disabled son. He buys souvenirs for them while hunting down Gideon and killing off other people he's been paid to take down. The "man with the broken nose" is just making a living, but what's more, he feels that Gideon keeps one-upping him. He is trying his hardest to be a better hit man than Gideon, who has the reputation for being the best.

Fans of Dickey will notice the increase in sex and violence in this book. Some may be turned off by it, while others will enjoy the novel for what it is. I felt there was too much emphasis on the sex between Gideon and the two women, scenes that didn't add to the overall plot in any significant way. However, Gideon's relationship with his mother and his search for her did reveal a lot about his personality and explained why he became the contract killer he is today. The contrast between Gideon's love for the two women and his hate for his mother showed a diverse range of emotions coming from one man. No fan of Dickey's novels will want to pass up WAKING WITH ENEMIES.

--- Reviewed by Marie Hashima Lofton (Ratmammy@lofton.org)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Pure Smut... July 26 2009
By A. Gumbs - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
E J Dickey was once my favorite author. My favorite book was "Cheaters". His gift was unbelievable. I stayed up until 5 am reading because I could not put down his books. I don't know what has happened lately but I couldn't finish "Waking with Enemies". The book is smeared with unnecessary trashy sex scenes that last way too long. I got tired of reading it and was disgusted after a few chapters. Even though I would like to know how the story ends, I just can't keep reading. Some how it feels like he has began competing with Zane. If you like trashy, erotic novels then you will like this book. If you are interested in a good storyline without raunchy sex scenes, leave this one on the shelf. I was really disappointed and I don't think I will be buying anymore of his books. I wish he would go back to writing books like "Sister, sister", "cheaters", and "friend and lovers".
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
What About Your Friends? Aug. 7 2007
By Urban Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Gideon is back with the mysterious man with the broken nose hot on his heels. Gideon is still reeling from the foot chase he had with this mysterious hit man and is still trying to find out who put the hit out on him. But is Gideon really prepared to handle the truth? To further complicate matters, Arizona pops back into his life and sucks Gideon into her own personal deadly drama that he doesn't have time for. Gideon's mind is put temporarily at ease after an unforgettable heated encounter with two lovely women in his London hotel room. But he still views everyone as a potential enemy, even Arizona. Gideon also finds out more shocking revelations about his childhood from his mother. Time is winding up and Gideon had better find out who his real friends and enemies are before it's too late.

Waking With Enemies is the perfect sequel by Eric Jerome Dickey. Dickey smoothly picked up right at the exact scene where Sleeping With Strangers left off, something that sequels rarely do. Readers are once again treated to the action-packed storyline that was featured in the first novel. This book answers a lot of questions that were left unanswered in the first book. There are plenty of unique twists and turns in this story that you must pay close attention to. In this fast paced drama, nothing is what it appears to be. Readers will be shocked when it is revealed who is behind the hit on Gideon. Dickey also included a healthy portion of intensely erotic sex scenes that provided a delightful addition to this storyline. Waking With Enemies is an engrossing page-turner that will satisfy Eric Jerome Dickey's existing fans and will create new ones.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
waking with enemies Oct. 20 2007
By Carolyn Joyce Haymond - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
part one made me want to find out what happen so I rush out to buy the book when part 2 was release I was so dissapointed because of all the Sex in the dialouge I was waiting til the author got to the point but it was nothing but sex and slang words I just was so dissapointed because it was just to to much I feel strongly that it took away from the story line and I could not keep up with the story half of the time I had to shut and close down because of the SEX SEX SEX for a minute thought that the author forgot the story plot line I really love Eric Jerome Dickey but this book was just to far out their was not what I expected


Feedback