The Lagotti Family Box Set by Leopold Borstinski #The Heist #BlogTour

October 7, 2019

Two generations and four decades in the lives of Frank, Mary Lou and the rest of the gang

The Heist: 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?

The Getaway: 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?

Powder: 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: 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



Thanks to Emma at damppebbles Tours for my copy of the Heist by Leopoldo Borstinski

The first book of the Lagotti family series.

My review is focused on The Heist, a sizzling piece of 60s criminal noir.

This is my 2nd book by Leopoldo Borstinski  , you can see my other review of The Case, Here

Frank has just left prison. And he wants to get paid. Fast. The only way is to step back on the wrong side of the street, he plans a heist of a local bank.

Mafia, gangsters, bad men, guns, violence and dark humour feature throughout this sexually charged thriller.

This is one for fans of pulp fiction and the like.

Gritty, hard, racy and fast paced, it’s all out, an almost cinematic vibe, the heist itself doesn’t take place until the later stages and you will need to read book 2 to find out what happens next.

A very decent read.


3.5 🔥🔥🔥


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.


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