The University Daily Kansan
By Amber Jackson Published on Thu., August 20th, 2009
4 out of 4 stars
Sex scenes that will make you hot, action scenes better than the movies and revenge plots that will make you cringe. All these make Dying for Revenge by Eric Jerome Dickey a sexy, provocative read. The main character, Gideon, tries taking a break from his dangerous lifestyle as a world-renowned assassin, but gets sucked back in. His vacation is cut short after a person Gideon calls "Grim Reaper" makes an attempt to end his life on a sunny beach in the Cayman Islands. As the third installment to Dickey’s Gideon series, Dying for Revenge makes the big-budget blockbuster movie look insignificant. Not only does this book have a sultry edge it also takes thrilling to a new level. Dickey’s character Gideon seems to be the right mix of villain-and-hero, violence-and-love to make women melt and men think twice before approaching. No reader can deny that once getting into this character’s head he is hard to hate even with the job of a killer. What makes this book special besides its intense action and passionate sex scenes is the book’s intricate detail. Dickey builds vivid scenes into the ever-thickening plot. When looking for a book for pure pleasure no reader can go wrong with this book. What is a better way to end a day of stressful classes, boring reading assignments and typing papers than with a killer book?