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TEASER TUESDAY EXTRACT
“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.”
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RICO STAYS – (Pigeon – Blood Red – Book #3) by ED DUNCAN
After 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.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at:-
Each week she shares her own teaser lines and invites other bloggers to do the same.
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