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‘Rico Stays’
by Ed Duncan
Teaser Tuesday

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Cover image for the book 'Rico Stays' by author Ed Duncan




“Jean crept up toward Rico as he waited for the person outside the door to answer. He signalled her to stay back and lie on the floor with a wave of his free hand then an index finger pointing down.

Then a voice from outside said, “Paul, is that you? It’s me, Hank.”

This could be a ruse, but Rico doubted it. He relaxed. Larry wasn’t smart enough to find out the name of a neighbor who knew Paul and then force him to knock on the door, and he wasn’t smart enough to try to impersonate the neighbor, whose voice sounded authentic to Rico. He made his way to the door and peeked through the peep hole. Outside was a scrawny middle-aged man with dark, wavy hair and bulging eyes. He stood about six feet tall and looked to weigh all of a hundred and fifty pounds. He was alone.

Rico nodded to Jean to indicate that everything was all right, and he tucked his .45 in his belt behind his back and covered it with his shirt. He opened the door and stood face to face with Hank Crenshaw, who said, “Hi. I saw the lights and thought Paul and Evelyn were here. I guess I should have called first, but I was already out walking. Name’s Hank Crenshaw. I live about a mile east of here.”

“Come on in,” Rico said courteously, doing his best impression of a middle-class suburbanite spending a few days at a friend’s cabin.

“I don’t mean to trouble you,” Crenshaw said.

“No trouble at all,” Rico said, as Crenshaw stepped inside a little awkwardly. “My name is Richard Sanders,” he said, extending his hand, “and this is my wife Jean. I’m one of Paul’s partners.” They shook hands.

Unsure of Rico’s gambit, Jean raised an eyebrow but came forward, shook Crenshaw’s hand and said hello.”

Cover image for the book 'Rico Stays' by author Ed Duncan

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RICO STAYS – (Pigeon – Blood Red – Book #3) by ED DUNCAN

Cover image for the book 'Rico Stays' by author Ed DuncanAfter enforcer Richard “Rico” Sanders stepped in to protect his girlfriend from a local mob boss’s hot-headed nephew, all hell broke loose.

When the smoke cleared, the nephew had vanished, but three goons who had tried to help him lay dying where they’d stood. Fighting for his life, Rico was alive but gravely wounded.

Out of the hospital but not fully recovered, he needed a place to crash – a place where he wouldn’t be found by men who surely would be looking. A place like the cabin owned by lawyer Paul Elliott, whose life Rico had saved more than once. Trouble was, Paul’s girlfriend hadn’t forgotten Rico’s dark history. Or Paul’s fascination with him.

Using Rico’s girlfriend as bait, vengeful killers soon would be coming for him. The only question was whether he would face them alone or with help from Paul.

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The mem host image for Teaser Tuesday, updated December 2016 'The Purple Booker'

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    • Hi Kelly,

      Yes! the author really does do an excellent job at telling a story, although I’m not too sure that I made quite such a good job at promoting the books.

      My posts somehow ended up too close together, because of scheduling demands. Either that or perhaps we are back to the same conversation we had a few days ago about there being too many promotional posts for each book.

      I guess these additional posts are great when I don’t have such a busy Blog Tour/Review schedule, but when my diary is rammed, perhaps I should cut them out and just go for the review … Something for me to consider in a quieter moment!

      Anyway, this is the final part of the trilogy and it is one which I have thoroughly enjoyed working on, and a storyline I became invested in much more than I thought I was going to be.

      Thanks for stopping by and I apologise that you always seem to end up by being my sounding board. Thanks for listening 🙂

    • Hi Laura,

      I am really sorry to be saying goodbye to this series, only one more review to go now!

      Looking back. Perhaps I should have read the series back to back and run slightly longer features with all three books together, but that’s all with hindsight. Who knows, one day I might put together one feature page for the series and think about doing that for some of the other smaller series I have on my schedule.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that all is well with you 🙂

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