Ryan's Rules [aka SWAG] by Elmore Leonard [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING] 1978 • Dell

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Ryan's Rules "aka SWAG" by Elmore Leonard 


Very rare paperback first of "Swag" oddly published for the first time in paperback form under the title Ryan's Rules.

Very nice, tight reading copy with visible wear and a few creases to cover.  Pages read nicely with tanning.   Stamp on underside of cover. 

This "brilliant caper" (New York Times) from bestselling author Elmore Leonard is a rollicking tale of modern urban crime featuring a cast of small-time criminals with big-time dreams.

Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck's about to change when Detroit used-car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan's lot. Frank's got some surefire schemes for getting rich quick--all of them involving guns--and all Stickley has to do is follow "Ryan's Rules" to share the wealth.

But sometimes rules need to be bent, maybe even broken to succeed in the world of crime, especially when the "brains" of the operation knows less than nothing.