Short Story Sunday: Pigeon Tony’s Last Stand by Lisa Scottoline
Pigeon Tony’s Last Stand
Series: We Could Be Heroes: Short story 1 of 5
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Published: February 7, 2023
Audiobook: 1 hour 13 minutes
Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: February 10, 2023
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
When amiable Italian immigrant Pigeon Tony discovers that local drug dealers are pressuring his young neighbor into joining their ranks, he resolves to put an end to the crime wave before it can take over the community. Pigeon Tony knows the law isn’t always on the right side, but it takes only one person to rally a revolution.
This is the first short story in Amazon’s We Could be Heroes series and takes all of the ‘Tony’s’ characters from Scottoline’s popular Rosato and DiNunzio series. I am a fan of Scottoline and was very excited when I heard about this short story, and I have really missed her R&D novels.
As the title shows, Pigeon Tony is the featured character in this short story, but all of the Tony’s appear along with Mary DiNunzio! All of the Tony’s are much older and are scene stealers in the R&D series. If you have read the series then you already know what you need to know about these characters that you have grown to love over the years. If this is your introduction, the story may seem a bit ‘out there’ for you with the way the characters act.
Pigeon Tony’s Last Stand is a quick and enjoyable read for fans of the series. The narrator did a great job. I really hope Scottoline gets back to the R&D series, but it seems that she has a new love of writing historical fiction.
Purchase Links: This short story series is currently available only on Kindle and Audible.