Pigeon Blood Red

Pigeon Blood RedPigeon Blood Red by Ed Duncan
Published by Smashwords Edition on February 25th 2016
ISBN: 1943549508
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three-stars

Robert McDuffie is a businessman addicted to gambling and is in over his head with a loan shark. He owes a lot of money and has two weeks to settle his debts. When he is being driven home he seizes the opportunity to steal a necklace that it is priceless. It is a Pigeon blood-red ruby necklace that the loan shark “owns.” Rico Saunders is an “enforcer” who has been tasked with getting back his bosses precious pigeon-blood red ruby necklace and teach Robert a lesson for stealing.

Rico follows Robert to Honolulu where Robert has met up with his wife and his mistress who are vacationing together. Sticky, right? When Rico attempts to bring Robert to justice and bring home the necklace, some “innocents” get in the way. As Rico attempts to pursue his next victims, secrets, lies & revelations come out. What will Rico do? Does he have a conscious?

Rico is a no-nonsense enforcer who is likable in the way that he does not take crap, does not back down, and is comfortable in his own skin. He is okay with what he does and makes no excuses for himself, yet at the same time, he does have a conscious. Robert is a cheating, lying, failing businessman who is willing to do whatever it takes to save his own skin. Evelyn and Paul were likable but I felt their characters could have been flushed out a little more. I figured out Rachel’s angle right away.

I wish this would have been cat and mouse, more suspense, more thrilling. This was pretty straightforward crime/gangster book.

I received a copy of this book from Book Publicity Services in exchange for an honest review.

three-stars