Elmore Leonard is 'the man other crime writers call the Boss' DAILY TELEGRAPH. There aren't any textbooks on armed robbery. The only way to learn is through experience, and small-time crooks Frank and Stick are determined to do as much learning on the job as possible.
In 1970s' Detroit they embark on a crime spree, holding up liquor stores and supermarkets.
They invent their 'Ten Golden Rules for Successful Armed Robbery' and for a short time the cash is rolling in.
But then they bend their own rules, and it looks like trouble is heading their way...