“Pigeon Blood Red” involves a priceless piece of jewelry that leads to deceit, murders and the rekindling of a long lost friendship. There is a businessman who has spent his whole life gambling and borrowing excessively. He found himself in a lot of hot water, which was mostly due to his own making. With head hunters on his heels, following him to a remote location of the world, what will his fate be?
Frank Litvak ran a mafia type business loaning money to desperate people who obviously would have to pay him back…no matter what the circumstance. Robert McDuffie was one of those money borrowers and he is now in dire straits of running the risk of not being able to repay Frank. Having been given a lifeline, Robert has now found a way he can repay Frank. He will do it by owning a prized possession of Frank's. Well that's what he thought.
Reading this book you tend to wonder where the story is leading… especially in the first few chapters. However, as the story developed it became clear what the theme was. The team of Rico and Jerry are thugs. They proved to be very entertaining in the way they went about their business. Each character was very descriptive and although Rico and Jerry were a good team, I liked Robert's character as he was the ultimate deceiver.
The author did a good job in building up a thrilling story line providing the reader with sufficient background to visualize the scenes. The book ended in a way that was unsuspected, especially with Rico's character.
For underworld enforcer Richard "Rico" Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job. Retrieve his gangster boss's priceless pigeon-blood red ruby necklace and teach the double-dealing cheat who stole it a lesson. A job like a hundred before it. But the chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu, where the hardened hit man finds himself in uncharted territory when a couple of innocent bystanders are accidentally embroiled in the crime.
As Rico pursues his new targets, the hunter and his prey develop an unlikely respect for one another and Rico is faced with a momentous decision: follow his orders to kill the couple whose courage and character have won his admiration, or refuse and endanger the life of the woman he loves?