I have been meaning to post my review of this book for a while now. But I’m very happy that I’ve finally took time to write all the reviews possible, and this is one of them.
“The Last Straw“, written by Ed Duncan, is the second book in the Pigeon-Blood Red Series, a Crime and Mystery novel, published on November 25th 2017.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
When a teenage girl witnesses a carjacking gone bad, she is marked for death by a crime boss with no apparent motive. A black lawyer and a white enforcer with an unlikely history forge an uneasy alliance to protect the girl from a hit man with an agenda of his own.
After they find out that the crime boss is the father of the black teenage carjacker, Paul Elliott – lawyer and close friend of the witness’s family – begins counseling them.
As the long-simmering feud between Rico and John D’Angelo reaches boiling point, bodies start to pile up in rapid succession… and old scores will be settled.
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Ed currently lives outside of Cleveland, OH. The Last Straw, the second installment in the Pigeon-Blood Red trilogy, is now available exclusively on Amazon. Ed is at work on the third book, Rico Stays. Meanwhile, he has also written screenplays adapted from each installment in the trilogy.
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I most say, first of all, I haven’t read the first book in this series, but that didn’t made this book lack. I enjoyed it, and it made me want to check out book one. Crime and mystery are always exciting for me and this one definitely made things interesting from page one.
It was such an unique book with so many elements that made the book realistic and page turning. That was what I did once I finally put my eyes on page one. Honestly, if you think I’m lying, go get the book and see for yourself. The book starts with a carjacking, as you can see from the synopsis, but you will not expecting what happens in the rest of the book.
We follow the characters, meet lost of people and see them interact. Rico, an enforcer, and Paul, a lawyer… Very different characters with different personalities… What could be better than that!? Honestly it was surprising to read about Rico. Because even thought I already know he was a enforcer, I find myself liking him, for some reasons I’m not telling you, because you have to discover and think/feel for yourself.
Rico and Paul form an alliance to try and protect the teenage girl that witness the carjacking. That right there just made things epic. I never read a book like that before, and I just want to read more books. In a way, that was one of the reasons why I didn’t review before, I just don’t want the all experience to end, but I knew the author and my fellow readers deserved to know my thoughts, and I needed to put them on “paper”.
Also… Besides the interactions between the characters and all the suspense, there was something else in this book that made me enjoy it so much. The descriptions!… I’m the kind of girl that loves descriptions and the author made such a vivid picture in my mind that looked like a movie.
It was so much fun, and that’s really what I love in a crime and mystery novel. I love when books make things not only intriguing that I’m trying to figure out all the connections and mysteries, or so into the book that it almost look like a movie that I’m watching at the edge of my seat. And this book had that!
I so recommend this book! I’m not even saying more.
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