PIGEON BLOOD RED                                      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?


I found myself thoroughly taken in with this book. The story was just long enough, and each character had meaning to the story. I don’t find that too often in crime stories. Written in almost like the old style or film noir. I was drawn in first by Rico Sanders you could say the enforcer. He is sent to find not only a person but also a necklace which stones are ruby and the red is called pigeon blood. Goes into more detail in the book. Once Rico finds where it is at he does not like the entire job. This is where things begin to change for him because Rico does not just do things to do them, he does have and needs a reason or justification behind them. He also lives by a code a street code, and when an unexpected person steps up without his knowledge until it happens this changes his assignment. His boss does not agree, but he is not Rico, and this is where it gets interesting. There are a few twists and turns which makes this book all that much better. A very good book, take time to read it. 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com 

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