Mr Paradise pays Chloe and Kelly to play cheerleaders.
To dance while he watches reruns of Michigan's finest football games. At least that's the story that hired-help Montez Taylor tells cop Frank Delsa.
Delsa's called in to investigate a double homicide: old man Paradise and a girl dressed as a cheerleader.
He's got a witness - a second cheerleader - but she can't decide whether her name's Chloe or Kelly.
Nobody it seems is playing it straight - least of all the two trigger-happy hit men cruising Detroit's mean streets.
But with a beautiful witness who might or might not want his protection, Delsa's ready to play for time ... Elmore Leonard is in top form with Mr Paradise which is set right back in his home town of Detroit, Motor City, scene of many of his greatest books.