“For underworld enforcer Richard “Rico” Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job: retrieve his gangster boss’s stolen goods, and teach the person responsible a lesson.
But the chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu. There, the hardened hit man finds himself in uncharted territory, when innocent bystanders are accidentally embroiled in a crime.
As Rico pursues his new targets, hunter and prey develop an unlikely respect for one another.
Soon, he is faced with a momentous decision: follow his orders to kill the very people who have won his admiration, or refuse and endanger the life of the woman he loves?” – Amazon
As other reviewers have mentioned, this would make for a great movie. Besides the thrilling storyline, I could see fabulous costumes and outrageous scenery for some of the scenes down in Hawaii. I don’t want to say anything about the plot, so as not to spoil anything, but I thought for this genre the amount of violence and adult relations was a perfect mix.
And Duncan’s a master at character study. Although some of the characters may seem a bit stereotypical for this genre, Duncan still managed to keep each character unique and engaging. If it wasn’t for the fantastic character development, Pigeon-Blood Red could have been a pretty quick read.
A great debut for a crime and noir book.
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