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?
Thank you to Kelsey, at Book Publicity Services for sending me a finished copy for free, in exchange of this honest review.
I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
So, to be fair to both the author and myself, I don’t really read, heist, hit man, mob style books. Just never been a type of book I’ve wanted to read before. Given that, I did enjoy this book. It was well paced, with a good amount of action, which wasn’t overbearing and tiresome. It read pretty quick as well. My issue with this type of book, is they tend to go on, and on, and on. But this book didn’t suffer from that same fate. It did take me a good amount of time to pick it up and actually read it, I think I just had to be in the right mindset, as I don’t do the whole gangster thing. But over-all I am glad I read it, and I did end up enjoying it.
He loosened the string at the mouth, turned it over, and allowed its contents to slide into his palm: a necklace with sixteen color-matched rubies, each a prized pigeon-blood red. He held it up to the light from a window, marveled at it a moment, and carefully returned it to the pouch as though it were a delicate flower.