I was given a print copy of Pigeon Blood Red by author Ed E. Duncan for review.
Pigeon Blood Red is a story of double crossing, double dealing, marital infidelity, organized crime, sex, lies and ultimate honor. The honor surfacing in sometimes unexpected places.
The title, Pigeon Blood Red, refers to a sapphire necklace (not a dead bird), around which the story revolves.
It is a light and thoroughly enjoyable read. I say light not because the story is frivolous or shallow, but because it is a straight forward, good guy bad guy tale. We know who's who, and why; the story is in how it all comes together at the climax. The characters are well developed enough to elicit our sympathy, respect, or disdain, depending on the circumstance.
Pigeon Blood Red is the first offering in a trilogy. I do not yet know the title of this trilogy, but author Ed E. Duncan promises to bring us more tales involving these characters. There is plenty of action, intrigue, violence, intimidation, sex and romance to keep us hooked. I finished the book in one day, it held my attention that well.
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. Enjoy!