Casino Chisler was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Book: Casino Chisler
Author: Leopold Borstinski
Publication Date: 30th Septemer 2020
Genre: historical crime fiction
Rating: 4 stars
Would you gamble everything you possess to win more than you can imagine?
Jewish gangster, 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. And after he bumps into his childhood sweetheart, he has a once in a lifetime opportunity to win her heart. But Alex knows the criminal underworld has the habit of spilling over into his personal life and when Meyer Lansky asks him to murder Siegel, Alex must choose what is truly important to him.
The fourth book in the Alex Cohen series is an historical thriller novel, which rips open the Jewish mob’s involvement in the birth of modern Vegas. Leopold Borstinski’s shattering crime fiction deals a royal flush to each reader.
Another installment of the Alex Cohen series! With every book in this series I am falling more and more in love with this series!
Alex is just out of prison, down on his luck and needs to get back to the top of the mafia. Moving to Las Vegas to help run casinos seems like the perfect new start.
I am really enjoying the series. Although Alex is gangster and uses a lot of violence to get what he wants I love him as a main character. He is very smart and thinks things through before making decisions because one mistake could cause him his life. Whereas some of the side characters jump right into a situation which never ends well.
Throughout this story we do watch Alex struggle, both with his personal life and trying to rise back into power.
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!
About the author
Leopold Borstinski is an independent author whose past careers have included financial journalism, business management of financial software companies, consulting and product sales and marketing, as well as teaching.
There is nothing he likes better so he does as much nothing as he possibly can. He has travelled extensively in Europe and the US and has visited Asia on several occasions. Leopold holds a Philosophy degree and tries not to drop it too often.
He lives near London and is married with one wife, one child and no pets.