#BlogTour | #BookReview | CUBAN HEEL (ALEX COHEN #5) by Leopold Borstinski @borstinski #CubanHeel #AlexCohenSeries (April 30th 2021) @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours

Hello and welcome to our stop on the the Cuban Heel blog tour!

Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Leopold Borstinski for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The reviews below are 100% honest and all of her own views.


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.


After being lucky enough to read books 1-4, when the opportunity to read and review book 5 appeared I could not respond to the offer fast enough.

Bringing back out my remaining casino chips leftover from book 4, we follow Alex and his business partner Meyer to Cuba who wants to bring organised gambling over to Havana after their success in Las Vegas.

But when plans go awry Alex is stuck between a rock and a hard place, will he make the right decision for him and his family?

I found this to be another brilliant fast paced thriller, I was absorbed into the heat and political upheaval of Havana. Meeting new faces and reacquainting ourselves with others we follow where Alex’s decisions lead him as he tries to make it big with gambling in Cuba. 

I cannot wait to see what life will throw at Alex next!


Author Bio:

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.

Social Media:

Twitter | Facebook | Website | Instagram

Publishing Information:

Published by Sobriety Press on 30th April 2021

You can buy Cuban Heel from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

Amazon (UK)  |  Amazon (US)  |  Amazon (AU)

Leopold Borstinski’s Website

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