Review - Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan

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Genre: Crime; Thriller
Year Published: 2016

Pigeon-Blood Red is a fast-paced and suspenseful crime thriller by Ed Duncan. 

For underworld enforcer Richard "Rico" Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job. Retrieve his gangster boss's priceless pigeon-blood red ruby necklace and teach the double-dealing cheat who stole it a lesson. A job like a hundred before it. But the chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu, where the hardened hit man finds himself in uncharted territory when a couple of innocent bystanders are accidentally embroiled in the crime.
As Rico pursues his new targets, the hunter and his prey develop an unlikely respect for one another and Rico is faced with a momentous decision: follow his orders to kill the couple whose courage and character have won his admiration, or refuse and endanger the life of the woman he loves?

About the Author:
Ed Duncan is a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwestern University Law School. He was a partner at a national law firm in Cleveland, Ohio for many years. He currently lives outside of Cleveland, OH and is at work on the second installment in the Pigeon-Blood Red trilogy.

Duncan says, “It’s always been said that you should write what you know. I am a lawyer - as is a pivotal character in the novel who is being pursued by a hit man - and I'm excited to be able to use my legal training creatively as well as professionally.”

Connect with the Author:
Twitter: Ed Duncan Twitter
Facebook: Ed Duncan Facebook
Author Website: Ed Duncan Author Website

Other Links and Information:
Goodreads Link: Pigeon-Blood Red Book

My Take on the Book:
This novel had a decent atmosphere to it, and I found it interesting how Evelyn McDuffie and Paul Elliot were thrown together with the circumstances that they were in. It was amazing to find out that the necklace had been purchased on the black market. I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Last Word:
It's the first time that I'm reading a book by this author, and I definitely wouldn't mind reading more books from him.

Other Reviews/Praise:
“In a novel with as much action as love, it is sure to be a story that will fulfill the desires of readers of all ages, genders, and areas of interest.” – 4 Stars, Red City Review

“Pigeon Blood Red at 238 pages, is not particularly long as books go, but Duncan packs a lot of story into those pages. Readers in search of a tight, well written, good guy versus bad guy, crime/action/adventure will find Pigeon Blood Red by Ed E. Duncan, an engrossing story that will keep them involved to the end. And like me, they will find themselves eagerly awaiting the next installment.” - Mike Siedschlag

"This charming, classically-told crime thriller is a must for noir fans...refreshingly old-school pulp, inhabited by a familiar cast of gamblers, con men and hustlers found in Dennis Lehane and Elmore Leonard novels” – 5 Stars, Best Thrillers



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