Is building a casino worth dying for?
Jewish gangster, Alex Cohen 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.
The sixth book in the Alex Cohen series is an historical thriller novel, which rips open Jewish organized crime involvement in Jack Ruby’s death and the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. Leopold Borstinski’s searing crime fiction lays bare the making of today’s USA.
So over 10 days did we find out if it was worth dying over a casino?
Review by Rajivs Reviews, “I was shocked by some of the events that transpired as it was not what I had expected. The author built the suspense to a thrilling climax, and I was at the edge of my seat with Alex and Sirhan.”
Review by snowphiethebookworm (IG), “It is expertly written , with a fast pace throughout the book, interesting and intriguing characters , it is the type of book that keeps you going back too it”
Review by prdg reads, “This one was more character driven than plot driven which I appreciated, it was less heavy on the action which meant that we got to know the characters in a whole different way and it made me feel more empathy for them and everything they’ve been through, Alex especially!”
Review by Books with Gina, “There’s plenty of twists and turns, which always make for a great read and I loved how embroiled he got as he got sucked further and further into government schemes and other gangster’s plots.”
Review by twilight_reader (IG), “I thought this one was unique mainly because I loved the ultimatum of work or family. I loved the intensity of choices made.”
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”
Review by The Haphazardous Hippo, “Once again we’re given a glimpse into the underground world of crime cleverly combined with real life historical events which makes for exhilarating reading. The story flows seamlessly and the writing is, as always, insightful and captivating.”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “A good read with some good characters. Alex and Sarah were my favourite. Although I liked Ezra and Massimo and Santo. Good series”
Review by Jen Med’s Book Reviews “Leopold Borstinski has created a series that has that perfect blend of fiction and fact that will have the reader immersed in American history in the blink of an eye and I have enjoyed revisiting some of the more memorable events of the time whilst feeding my addiction to a darn good read.”
Review by dds_book_reviews (IG), “Celebrities of the time, including the Kennedys, & mob culture are all described meticulously. What is true & what is dramatisation? You’ll have to decide. The 1960s are brought to life effortlessly & as for the characters…”
Review by Chicks, Rogues and Scandals, “flawlessly written the attention to detail is astounding, it’s full of thrilling drama and danger, set in the Hollywood golden age and all seen through the eyes of an unlikely anti-hero, a man who intrigues and fascinates the reader the moment you meet him.”
Review by Lyndas_bookreviews (IG), “A story of infamous factual events in America history, cleverly interwoven with the fictionalised story of Cohen proves to be an exciting and interesting read. One I really enjoyed. The book moves at a rapid pace, there is so much going on, at times it’s hard to differentiate between fact and fiction”
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 Brown Flopsy’s Book Burrow, “This is a book that has a much wider scope that any of the previous Alex Cohen books, and Borstinski handles all the twists and turns confidently and sometimes a little playfully, which makes the story very engaging indeed – especially if you have been with Alex from the start, as I have.”
Review by Run Away Irish Girl, “Back again with Mr Alex Cohen. This series has been a part of my reading journey for quite some time and these books just get better and better.”
Review by Dawn’s Book Reviews (FB), “The main thing for me is the imagery, as it was in the first 5 books. That’s not to say that the writing, plot, settings, and characters aren’t brilliant too – they are, and they all add up to the perfect package!”
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