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‘The Last Straw’
by Ed Duncan
Teaser Tuesday

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This is a meme for all you ‘Page Surfers’ out there!

Cover image of the book 'The Last Straw' by author Ed Duncan




“Immediately after leaving Forester’s house, Rico dropped by to see Jean. She was recovering nicely from her encounter with Perry Brumfield. The swelling under her eye was almost gone, but a nasty bruise lingered. Her headaches and other aches and pains had also subsided.

She had even forgiven herself for Brumfield’s death. Despite his brutal attack on her, from the moment Rico found out, she had feared that he would kill Brumfield. She didn’t mind Rico giving him a taste of his own medicine, or even forcing a bottleful down his throat. But killing him was a different story, at least after she’d had time to think about it. So, when her fears were realized, at first, she regretted his death and felt responsible for it.

The more she thought about it, though, the more she recognized that the world was a better place without Brumfield and that Rico had done the people of Chicago – especially its women – a favour. She felt sure she hadn’t been Brumfield’s first victim, and she was certain she wouldn’t have been his last. The severe beating Rico had intended to administer she now believed would have been too lenient, and she was happy that Brumfield had resisted. He was a scumbag, she told herself, and he deserved to die.”

Cover image of the book 'The Last Straw' by author Ed Duncan

If you still need to know more, check out those all important opening lines at:-

Book Beginnings On Friday

Just to help you get those words into some context – check out the premise below.

THE LAST STRAW‘ – (Pigeon-Blood Red Book #2) by ED DUNCAN

Cover image of the book 'The Last Straw' by author Ed DuncanIt 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 having a hitman 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 forms an uneasy alliance with the girl’s lawyer, Paul Elliott, 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.

Updated image of author Ed Duncan April 2020

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

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at:-

The Purple Booker‘.

Each week she shares her own teaser lines and invites other bloggers to do the same.

So if you have a few moments, why not stop by and see what’s on offer this time, after all, you never know where that next great read is going to come from!

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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