One Private Eye. One Case. One sackful of trouble.
When Jake agrees to take a package across America, he doesn’t know if he’ll live to tell the tale. If the CIA, the Feds and the British Secret Service don't get him then the mob will. How's a cowardly private dick going to survive in these bloody times?
The Case is a stand-alone pulp noir novel. A wry take on the jaw-dropping violent side of private investigator life by Leopold Borstinski, writer of the six-book Lagotti Family series.
Thanks to Emma from Damp Pebbles Blog Tours for my copy of The Case by Leopold Borstinski.
A first time author for me, after looking up his previous works i was intrigued to try this out, this really is my kind of story.
Jake Adkins is a private investigator and this story, told in the first person, details his life and adventures. It’s almost a memoir.
We follow some crazy adventures as Jake works for the Mob, he is often is tasked with helping friends and clients of Don Micheal Lambretti.
Adultery, Incest, British spies, the mob, Las Vegas, kidnap, The Korean War and of course, The case ... this is a startling romp through America and its crime scene over an extended period of time.
Jake is an interesting character, and though he has some morals, they tend to be used when they suit him best, I liked Jake a lot, he is very human.
The writing is sharp, descriptive and keeps you gripped with short punchy paragraphs and chapters that makes it very easy to keep turning.
Pure classic pulp fiction, it’s crime noir at its absolute best. I’ve not read any of Borstinski's other works but based on this I shall be and very soon.
A fascinating, gritty, entertaining tale, written in a very different style, for me this is a fantastic book.
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.
Published in paperback and ebook formats by Sobriety Press on 23rd June 2019.