Thank you very much to Emma @ DampPebbles and Leopold Borstinski for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
Book Series Blurb:
Two generations and four decades in the lives of Frank, Mary Lou and the rest of the gang
The Heist Blurb:
After leaving Baltimore Penitentiary, Frank’s get rich quick scheme to rob a bank requires his girlfriend, Mary Lou to sleep with an inside guy and for his gang to stay together long enough to take down the vault. Meanwhile Mary Lou falls for the inside man and can’t decide whether to go with him or Frank. If she chooses the wrong fella she’ll be penniless and wind up dead. How would you choose between a fool and a dreamer?
Frank has just come out of prison and has a plan to set him up for life.
Due to the nature of his plan he needs financial help from his Uncle, who also recommends people for his team and Frank’s girlfriend Mary-Lou is also involved in the plan, acting as go between with Frank and the inside man gaining his trust. But he also has his own problems and reasons for participating in this crime and can he be trusted to do what is asked of him?
The story follows the group of criminals Frank has assembled as he develops and fine tunes his robbery plans. Time progresses distrust in the group ever increases and everyone is suspicious of each other.
I found this a very clever idea and different to the books I have read previously. I cannot wait to read book 2 soon
The Getaway Blurb:
After ex-con Frank and his girlfriend Mary Lou rob a Baltimore Bank, they must flee across country before the Feds find them and the mob ices them for stealing from an organized crime boss. As they dash to California, trust becomes the most important currency as Frank and Mary Lou grapple to decide whether love is enough to keep them together. And by the time they reach their goal, they must fight to the death to survive hired guns and trained police shooters. If they don’t kill everyone in their way then they will die themselves. Would you risk everything for a sack of greenbacks?
When Mary Lou takes the proceeds from a bank robbery to start up her heroin dealing business, old enemies circle overhead and threaten the lives of her twins. How will she keep them safe in such a dangerous place and what is she prepared to do to secure her new venture?
Mama’s Gone Blurb:
When Mary Lou makes some bad decisions, her twins and her husband must decide whether she’s losing her mind. If they can get that cleared up then all they have to worry about is their feud with the Russian mob. And then someone goes and ices the old lady. Who would have the cajones to murder the head of the Lagotti family?
About Leopold Borstinksi:
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.
Publishing Information:Published by Sobriety Press in paperback and ebook formats on 30th June 2019.