He wanted a lot out of life--the easy way! He could never be a big shot if he stayed legitimate. He could never have Cadillac convertibles or soft, blonde women if he just worked for a living. But if he was willing to be a tough guy and muscle man ? to use his hardness, his strength and mental forces for the Mob? then the gates of luxury would he flung wide for him. Meet Mitchell, one of the Amboy Dukes. Not yet 21, he's just been released from reformatory school and is just as tough and smart as he was while running with the Dukes. Deciding there's no real money in honest work, Mitch decides to live two separate lives -- one as the good son learning a trade, the other hooked up with hoods, gangsters and dames. When a local crime boss makes him an offer he can't refuse, Mitch begins a dangerous journey that threatens his family, the girl who loves him, his reputation? and his very life.