Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Pigeon-Blood Red by Ed Duncan, 2016

Voyage is making Cleveland-based writer Ed Duncan’s latest novel Pigeon-Blood Red into an action-adventure movie. The 184-page book, which is described as “a fast-paced and suspenseful crime thriller,” is published by Zharmae Publishing Press

I have not read the book, though I have been invited to do so.

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According to the synopsis, “Pigeon-Blood Red tells the story of underworld enforcer Richard ‘Rico’ Sanders, who believed his next assignment to be 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. The chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu, where the hardened hitman finds himself in uncharted territory when a couple of innocent bystanders are accidentally embroiled in the crime.”

Further, “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?”

“It’s always been said that you should write what you know. I am a lawyer—as is a pivotal character in the novel who is being pursued by a hitman—and I'm excited to be able to use my legal training creatively as well as professionally,” Duncan was quoted as saying in an email sent to me by Book Publicity Services.

Ed Duncan, a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwestern University Law School, was a partner at a national law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, for many years. He is working on the second installment in the proposed trilogy.

Both the paperback and Kindle version of Pigeon-Blood Red are available at Amazon.


  1. I can certainly see how this one would translate well onto the screen, Prashant. When you read it, I'll be interested to know what you think of it.

  2. Great title. Looks very interesting

  3. This one looks interesting Prashant!

  4. A fast paced novel and under 200 pages. It might be very good.

  5. Glad to hear this is also available on Paper - thanks Prashant.

  6. Certainly sounds interesting - and as if it will make a good action film.

  7. I had a chance to read this one, but declined. Too many other books, though on a second glance it does seem up my street!