- Series: Pigeon-Blood Red (Book 2)
- Paperback: 227 pages
- Publisher: Independently published (December 2, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1973444003
- ISBN-13: 978-1973444008
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,428,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"With danger looming in every chapter, The Last Straw is an action-packed and nerve-racking read. Duncan skillfully draws the reader into a complex web of characters... A few key twists within the storyline keep the reader intrigued in this fast-paced thriller...The Last Straw is an outstanding crime thriller..." - 5 Stars, Red City Review
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Sandra, a teenager girl, has witnessed a carjacking which resulted in a man being shot and killed. Normally this would be a cut and dry issue where she would testify as to what she saw in court, but her eye witness account has put her under the radar of a crime boss that wants to silence her. The young man who committed the carjacking has no prior arrest history and no ties to organized crime so why does a crime boss want to silence this teenage girl?
Sandra's father approaches Paul Elliott, an attorney, who lives in their building for advice and then Sandra's father is shot and killed in an attempt on Sandra's life. Paul attempts to keep Sandra safe while trying to figure out who is gunning for them, why and how much danger is everyone connected to this case in.
Rico, a hit man/enforcer who has been asked to take Sandra out. He has a code of ethics: he does not believe in hurting women or killing kids. Besides, he has his own fish to fry in this book - a female friend has been attacked and he wants to bring her attacker to justice while at the same time dealing with his nemesis - another hit-man named D'Angelo.
Both story-lines collide brilliantly in this book. Paul Elliot and Rico are not stranger to readers who read the first book in the series. They are back and once again interacting in this book. Both characters are likable and can handle themselves. There is more to both men than meets the eye. Being able to write a likable hit man takes some skill. Barry Eisler did it with his John Rain series and Duncan does it here with Rico. A hit man who has ethics, is likable, cares about other characters in the book and keeps his word.
There are several layers to this book and a couple of plot twists and revelations along the way. I found this book to be a fast read. It's not a secret who the bad guys are in this book and it is entertaining and fun watching Rico and Paul try to keep those they care about safe as well as settle old debts and right some wrongs.
This book moves at a nice pace and although there are killings and deaths, nothing is too graphic, so most readers will be able to read and enjoy this book without being turned off by gore. This book is well written with just a few minor transition issues i.e. one sentence is about Paul and then next sentence has Rico in a new scene. Perhaps a new paragraph would have helped with such transitions. Overall, a very enjoyable book and as I stated, I thought this was much better than the first book in the series. I enjoyed the plot and subplots in this book. The characters are well written, and the dialogue is engaging.
I received a copy of this book from Book Publicity Services and the Author in exchange for an honest review.
There are several compelling women in the book, and one of the interesting things about the story is that the women all question the men's actions and motivations, getting into some interesting conversations about whether what they are contemplating doing is right. True, the men usually just go ahead and do what they were planning to do anyway, but even the most violent of them seem to hold a respect for the woman in their life's viewpoint. And it changes his outlook a little, even if it doesn't change his actions.
Most of what you need to know from the first book is retold in this one, but I would recommend starting with Pigeon-Blood Red to really appreciate the arc of the story. I am assuming this isn't the last time we'll be hearing about Rico and Paul Elliott.
I said it in my review for Pigeon-Blood Red, and of course I have to say it again here. Ed Duncan's writing style is so fantastic! It's so easy to read and very realistic. The action and suspense is so well done that I struggled to put The Last Straw down!
I just love how well the author organizes his stories; there are various characters and different storylines, but they are all woven together in such a wonderful way!
One of my favorite things about Ed Dunkin’s writing style is that he is able to write these sentences that totally catch me off guard. It happened this time on page 27. It was another instance where I read the sentence, stopped, and immediately had to jump back and reread it.
Most recent customer reviews
A teenage girl named Sandra witnessed a carjacking gone wrong.Read more
Although I have a read the first book a while ago I forgot how the story progressed but as soon as Rico...Read more
It started with a run-of-the-mill carjacking. An inner-city kid with no priors and no experience with a gun fumbled the ball, and the driver...Read more
The Last Straw was character driven gangster thriller that revolved around...Read more