Book Review for Cuban Heel by Leopold Borstinski

Synopsis;


Would you work with the devil to build a paradise on Earth?

Jewish gangster, Alex Cohen joins long-time friend and business partner, Meyer Lansky to recreate Las Vegas in 1950s Havana. When dictator President Batista gives them the opportunity to build their dream casino complexes, Alex must choose between dancing with this devil or being in debt to the Italian mob.

If he takes the mafia money then he will be tied to the men who planned his earlier downfall and removed his mentor, Lucky Luciano from the syndicate. If he refuses their investment then he will be beholden to the tinpot generalissimo and his bloated ego. But Alex knows that there is more at stake than mere gelt–now he has his family surrounding him and they will suffer the ultimate price if he makes a bad decision.

The fifth book in the Alex Cohen series is an historical thriller novel, which tears at the heart of the Jewish mob’s role in pre-revolution Cuba. Leopold Borstinski’s piercing crime fiction gives each reader the shocking skinny into the building of modern America.

My Review;

Oh Alex Coben is back woop! This is the fifth book in the series and I highly recommend reading them all first to get a real sense of who Alex is. This book takes place in the 1950’s following the mobster dealings in Cuba which incorporates real people with real life events and keeps you hooked from page 1.


Thank you Emma from Damppebbles for letting me take part in the blog tour.

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