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The Last Straw review @duffythewriter

The Last Straw paperback is winging its way to me for review from the U.S and after reading Pigeon Blood Red, I can’t wait to get into this one. You can beat me to it by downloading on Kindle for just $3!

The Last Straw by Ed Duncan

The Last Straw, by Ed Duncan, is a suspenseful crime thriller. This is the second book in the Pigeon Blood Red series.


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 ended up dead.

A teenage girl witnessed the whole thing, and now a target has been placed on her back. The carjacker’s father, a notorious crime boss, is willing to move heaven and earth to prevent her from testifying, even if that means hiring a hitman to kill her.

Richard “Rico” Sanders, the best in the business, was his first choice for the job.  But there was a problem.  He was a “killer with a conscience” and a killer with a conscience doesn’t murder teenagers.  The crime boss reluctantly turns to someone who has no such qualms, John D’Angelo.  There was bad blood between him and Rico, so knowing that Rico had passed on the job, he eagerly accepted it.

Rico and the girl’s lawyer, Paul Elliott, form an uneasy alliance to try and protect her from the hitman. 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.

About the Author:

Ed Duncan is a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwestern University Law School. He was a partner at a national law firm in Cleveland, Ohio for many years. He currently lives outside of Cleveland, OH and is at work on the third instalment in the Pigeon-Blood Red series. To learn more, go to

Readers can connect with Ed on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.