Three more decades in the life of Jewish gangster, Alex Cohen, as he arrives in the US and forges a life for himself and his family using the blood, sweat and tears of those who stand in his way.
This digital box set contains the second set of three books in the saga of Alex Cohen’s life:
Casino Chiseler: Alex Cohen leaves jail to find salvation from the 1940s mob in the hotels of Las Vegas. When Bugsy Siegel invites him to take over sports betting in Nevada, Alex must figure out how to get back to the top table in New York without attracting the Feds’ attention. If he succeeds then he will regain his self respect, but if he fails then the last members of the national crime syndicate will cut him dead and he will be left a nobody or wind up a corpse.
Cuban Heel: Alex joins long-time friend and business partner, Meyer Lansky to recreate Las Vegas in 1950s Havana. Dictator President Batista gives them the opportunity to build their dream casino complexes, but Alex must choose between dancing with this devil or being in debt to the Italian mob.
Hollywood Bilker: Alex returns to America and settles in 1960s California to build a drug and prostitution empire in LA. When he gets a call from the mob to help the CIA invade Cuba, Alex must decide between family and his business associates. If he helps Uncle Sam and the Mafia then he puts his life on the line fighting for freedom and the chance to rebuild his Havana casinos. If he refuses the favor then death will call on him, his ex-wife and their sons. Once he agrees to one accommodation then others are sure to follow, in a decade where even presidents, assassins and presidential candidates were whacked at a terrifying rate.
Wow 7 days to catch up on 30 years – phew!!
Review by Run Away Irish Girl, “I loved this story and read it in two sittings! This series is definitely something you should check out. This is a really fast paced, well crafted story full of action, high stakes, characters you will hate and characters you love! Check it out!”
Review by Me And My Books, “I love the sense of urgency that this book has. Even though it spans a decade it runs across the years quickly…Now I know that Alex is a gangster, he is a killer and he is dangerous but I really do like this character.”
Review by Brown Flopsy’s Book Burrow, “Casino Chiseler was an all round entertaining read, full of gangster noir and echoes of the best books and films in the genre .”
Review by prdg reads, “The story is action packed and just doesn’t stop but yet never seems to be confusing, we are reintroduced to an old character who i loved more this time round!”
Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB), “I couldn’t put this down, and it is slightly shorter than the normal books I read, so I flew through it. If the rest of the series carry on like this, then i cant wait to get started on them”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “A really enjoyable read. Alex is still my favourite. I liked Sarah too. I’m looking forward to the next book.”
Review by prdg reads, “I devoured this book in one sitting was totally hooked and thoroughly enjoyed it. I cannot wait to see what the gang get up to next time!”
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “An engrossing and compelling book with the right amount of violence that is expected from mobsters and I loved it, again! A story of historical fiction artfully weaved together by one heck of an author.”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “A very good read with good characters. I did like Alex. A different read for me.”
Review by Run Away Irish Girl, “I love being back with Alex again following everything that he does throughout the book. Alex is a very smart character who knows ins and outside of how to make a lot of money, what business deals to make and when to shoot a man.”
Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB), “This is another breathtaking fast paced thriller.”
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “This is a series of books that I highly recommend and I would say to get the very best from Leopold Borstinksi’s highly entertaining and even sometimes educational tale, I would start at the very beginning.”
Review by Me And My Books, “Once again, the author has completely had me hooked on what happens next with Alex.”
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “The research the author must have done, just for this book alone, must be extensive and I honestly couldn’t guess just how much he has done for the full series up to now. The details are so good you are fully immersed in Alex Cohen’s world from the beginning of the series to the end of this book.”
Review by Books with Gina, “Borstinski does a great job of re-introducing Alex into the gangster world, with the syndicate not wanting to know him unless they can use him as an assassin.”
Review by Books with Gina, “A fantastic look back on how Cuba was viewed by the mobster’s of the time and how they made (and lost) their money. Leopold Borstinski does extensive research to make these as close as possible to what actually happened and that timelines fit as best they can.”
Review by Run Away Irish Girl, “I cant wait to see where the rest of this story goes. I’m hoping for a happy ending with this series but Alex has had a pretty lucky life for the world he lives in.”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “Another great read in this series. I love the story its so Different to what I normally read. I do hope there is more to come.”
Review by Lyndas_bookreviews (IG), “This is a well written and really enjoyable book. The descriptions of old Las Vegas were such that I could imagine myself there.”
Review by prdg reads, “This is the 6th instalment in the Alex Cohen series and I have to say this is my favourite so far!”
Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB), “The descriptions, as with all of the other books in this series are such that you can imagine yourself standing right there alongside Alex, seeing what he sees.”
Review by Me And My Books, “This is yet another fabulous book that I loved, especially as it involves the golden era of Hollywood stars and politicians.”
And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx