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Before deciding to read Sleeping with Strangers, be sure you realize that the book ends in a series of cliffhangers that will draw you into reading Waking with Enemies which will be available in August 2007: You're taking on a two-book commitment with a potential delay in between. If you want to skip the delay between books, put off reading Sleeping with Strangers until August. That's what I would have done if I'd realized that the two books share the same story line.

How does someone become a hit man? How do you become good at it? Why do you stick with it? What does it do to your personal life? What are the compensations? Who can you trust? How do you retire? If you're curious about any of those questions, Eric Jerome Dickey's story will intrigue you. Through a series of deft flashbacks, you'll find some startling answers. To make the perspective sharper, Mr. Dickey provides you with two hit men to compare and contrast.

Otherwise, the story has more psychological development than action. Those who are looking for a fast-paced story may be disappointed. After all, a book about hit men suggests at least the potential for lots of action.

If you look beyond the context of hit men, you'll find that the book is considerably more universal in its exploration of how we built up feelings and illusions that draw us into places and actions that aren't so good for us. You'll probably see yourself in the mirror before the book is over.

Naturally, Mr. Dickey has arranged to provide some of the provocative sexual interludes that are his trademark. If you like aspect of his books, you'll probably wish there were two or three more.

To me, the best part of the book came in the way that Mr. Dickey gently developed mysteries concerning the relationships among the characters and delayed revealing all of the backgrounds and motives as long as possible. As a result, you'll always feel a little off balance.
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Before deciding to read Sleeping with Strangers, be sure you realize that the book ends in a series of cliffhangers that will draw you into reading Waking with Enemies which will be available in August 2007: You're taking on a two-book commitment with a potential delay in between. If you want to skip the delay between books, put off reading Sleeping with Strangers until August. That's what I would have done if I'd realized that the two books share the same story line.

How does someone become a hit man? How do you become good at it? Why do you stick with it? What does it do to your personal life? What are the compensations? Who can you trust? How do you retire? If you're curious about any of those questions, Eric Jerome Dickey's story will intrigue you. Through a series of deft flashbacks, you'll find some startling answers. To make the perspective sharper, Mr. Dickey provides you with two hit men to compare and contrast.

Otherwise, the story has more psychological development than action. Those who are looking for a fast-paced story may be disappointed. After all, a book about hit men suggests at least the potential for lots of action.

If you look beyond the context of hit men, you'll find that the book is considerably more universal in its exploration of how we built up feelings and illusions that draw us into places and actions that aren't so good for us. You'll probably see yourself in the mirror before the book is over.

Naturally, Mr. Dickey has arranged to provide some of the provocative sexual interludes that are his trademark. If you like aspect of his books, you'll probably wish there were two or three more.

To me, the best part of the book came in the way that Mr. Dickey gently developed mysteries concerning the relationships among the characters and delayed revealing all of the backgrounds and motives as long as possible. As a result, you'll always feel a little off balance.
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Before deciding to read Sleeping with Strangers, be sure you realize that the book ends in a series of cliffhangers that will draw you into reading Waking with Enemies which will be available in August 2007: You're taking on a two-book commitment with a potential delay in between. If you want to skip the delay between books, put off reading Sleeping with Strangers until August. That's what I would have done if I'd realized that the two books share the same story line.

How does someone become a hit man? How do you become good at it? Why do you stick with it? What does it do to your personal life? What are the compensations? Who can you trust? How do you retire? If you're curious about any of those questions, Eric Jerome Dickey's story will intrigue you. Through a series of deft flashbacks, you'll find some startling answers. To make the perspective sharper, Mr. Dickey provides you with two hit men to compare and contrast.

Otherwise, the story has more psychological development than action. Those who are looking for a fast-paced story may be disappointed. After all, a book about hit men suggests at least the potential for lots of action.

If you look beyond the context of hit men, you'll find that the book is considerably more universal in its exploration of how we built up feelings and illusions that draw us into places and actions that aren't so good for us. You'll probably see yourself in the mirror before the book is over.

Naturally, Mr. Dickey has arranged to provide some of the provocative sexual interludes that are his trademark. If you like aspect of his books, you'll probably wish there were two or three more.

To me, the best part of the book came in the way that Mr. Dickey gently developed mysteries concerning the relationships among the characters and delayed revealing all of the backgrounds and motives as long as possible. As a result, you'll always feel a little off balance.
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Before deciding to read Sleeping with Strangers, be sure you realize that the book ends in a series of cliffhangers that will draw you into reading Waking with Enemies which will be available in August 2007: You're taking on a two-book commitment with a potential delay in between. If you want to skip the delay between books, put off reading Sleeping with Strangers until August. That's what I would have done if I'd realized that the two books share the same story line.

How does someone become a hit man? How do you become good at it? Why do you stick with it? What does it do to your personal life? What are the compensations? Who can you trust? How do you retire? If you're curious about any of those questions, Eric Jerome Dickey's story will intrigue you. Through a series of deft flashbacks, you'll find some startling answers. To make the perspective sharper, Mr. Dickey provides you with two hit men to compare and contrast.

Otherwise, the story has more psychological development than action. Those who are looking for a fast-paced story may be disappointed. After all, a book about hit men suggests at least the potential for lots of action.

If you look beyond the context of hit men, you'll find that the book is considerably more universal in its exploration of how we built up feelings and illusions that draw us into places and actions that aren't so good for us. You'll probably see yourself in the mirror before the book is over.

Naturally, Mr. Dickey has arranged to provide some of the provocative sexual interludes that are his trademark. If you like aspect of his books, you'll probably wish there were two or three more.

To me, the best part of the book came in the way that Mr. Dickey gently developed mysteries concerning the relationships among the characters and delayed revealing all of the backgrounds and motives as long as possible. As a result, you'll always feel a little off balance.
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Before deciding to read Sleeping with Strangers, be sure you realize that the book ends in a series of cliffhangers that will draw you into reading Waking with Enemies which will be available in August 2007: You're taking on a two-book commitment with a potential delay in between. If you want to skip the delay between books, put off reading Sleeping with Strangers until August. That's what I would have done if I'd realized that the two books share the same story line.

How does someone become a hit man? How do you become good at it? Why do you stick with it? What does it do to your personal life? What are the compensations? Who can you trust? How do you retire? If you're curious about any of those questions, Eric Jerome Dickey's story will intrigue you. Through a series of deft flashbacks, you'll find some startling answers. To make the perspective sharper, Mr. Dickey provides you with two hit men to compare and contrast.

Otherwise, the story has more psychological development than action. Those who are looking for a fast-paced story may be disappointed. After all, a book about hit men suggests at least the potential for lots of action.

If you look beyond the context of hit men, you'll find that the book is considerably more universal in its exploration of how we built up feelings and illusions that draw us into places and actions that aren't so good for us. You'll probably see yourself in the mirror before the book is over.

Naturally, Mr. Dickey has arranged to provide some of the provocative sexual interludes that are his trademark. If you like aspect of his books, you'll probably wish there were two or three more.

To me, the best part of the book came in the way that Mr. Dickey gently developed mysteries concerning the relationships among the characters and delayed revealing all of the backgrounds and motives as long as possible. As a result, you'll always feel a little off balance.
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on 27 October 2007
As I started to read this book I found myself unable to put it down. The book was easy to read. The story really came to life and I found myself watching the storyline unfold, as I was a bystander. Totally excellent!
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on 6 May 2008
EJD is a fantastic storyteller. He uses language and a style that fully captures the essence of his characters you can almost smell 'em! Sleeping with Strangers is a departure from the usual EJD tale. I felt at odds with Gideon in this story and a little short-changed in as much as I now need to read Part 2 Waking with Enemies to reach the conclusion of this journey. Although a little uncomfortable with the subject matter I still need my fix of EJD!
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on 27 May 2007
I would have given this book 10 stars. I am a huge EJD fan and this book did not leave me disappointed. It is dark and totally different to his other books. The book follows a hitman called Gideon and as his world unfolds you will be left wanting to know more...and you will want more as there is a sequel. Just wished I did not have to wait until August for it!
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on 27 April 2009
This Book was fantastic... Best to be followed on by "waking With Enemies" to Answer all the questions raised in the book. Its exciting Yet emotional.. like it goes from an action movie to a love story. the main character has a lot of emotion and yet carries a fearful trait.
wonderful read, one of Dickeys Best Books so far!
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on 29 August 2015
EJD pens a very good story. Different scenarios with different characters running all at the same time - keeps you gripped. Very prompt delivery. Item as advertised. Very good condition. Would recommend seller.
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