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…
You will look long and hard before you find anyone with a bad word to say about Leonard. About the worst thing I can think of to say about SWAG is that it might be said to make armed robbery look like a enticing career move... if you haven't read him before, you are in for a treat. -- Nicholas Lezard The Guardian
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