Midtown Huckster by Leopold Borstinski – Alex Cohen #3


Midtown Huckster (Alex Cohen, #3) Synopsis: 

Can you keep your gelt and freedom when the cops have enough evidence to take you down?

1930s Jewish gangster, Alex Cohen runs Murder Inc for Lucky Luciano. After the death of Prohibition he must find a new way to make money, just as the cops are baying at his heels. When Luciano goes down for racketeering, Alex loses his protection and is arrested for tax evasion–he must decide between saving his skin and ratting out his friends.

If he chooses prison time then his gang will fall apart and he will end up with nothing. If he squeals then he will have to flee the city he loves and the family he once adored. What would you do in a world where nobody can be trusted and you have everything to lose?

The third book in the Alex Cohen series is an historical noir novel, which plunges you deep into the early days of narcotics trafficking and the Jewish New York mob. Leopold Borstinski’s piercing crime fiction delivers a fix to every reader like heroin from a needle.


Midtown Huckster is another gritty, thrilling historical crime novel from author Leopold Borstinski. Alex Cohen is still trying to work his way up through the gangs of 1930’s New York. His family life is failing for lack of a better word, and he finds himself arrested on tax evasion charges. He has some difficult decisions to make which will affect not only his own future but the future of his friends and fellow gangsters as well.

As much as I enjoyed the story, what I really love about this and all of the Alex Cohen novels is the way I am transported back in time. I’ve said this after reading each one, but I really am impressed by the historical detail.

Midtown Huckster is book #3 in the Alex Cohen series.

About the Author
Leopold Borstinski
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 traveled 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.

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