Alex Cohen has always been a man of integrity, honour and noble character, or Mensch, despite being a gangster, so what a fitting title for the final novel in this exceptional series.
Throughout his career Alex has rubbed shoulders with many well known historical figures from Fidel Castro to Frank Sinatra, but he knows that his career is coming to a close and he has several loose ends that require tying up. As he grows older he knows that he no longer instills fear in people like he used to and he's also aware that the FBI are still sniffing around, so severing ties and making businesses legitimate are very high on his list of things to do - but will he manage to get everything done in time?
The Mensch is another cleverly written book which has actual events weaving through it's pages, making it a compelling read. I've learned a lot about the history of organised crime and I'll now be seeking outother books on this subject - well everyday is a school day isn't it?
I've absolutely loved this series right from the get go. Alex is a bad guy but with a heart of gold and it's for that reason that I always find myself liking him more and more. I'm sorry to have to say goodbye to him but I'm happy I wasn't left with a feeling of having unfinished business, as the author deftly pulled everything together for a very satisfying conclusion and even threw in a few unexpected twists along the way.
I honestly can't recommend this whole series enough. If you enjoy historical fiction, crime novels or just have an interest in gangsters, then this fabulous series could be just what you're looking for.
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With kind thanks to Zoe at Zooloo's Book Tours for my stop on the tour and author Leopold Borstinksi for my review copy.