This is a novel chronicling the life of George Warvo, a man born near the turn of the century that grew up in the climate of such events as WWII, prohibition, and the Great Depression. He was a cheeky, streetwise kid in a time when cities were dangerous places with gangs running rampant and little police control; but it was also a time when a man could still make his way up from the bottom with the proper attitude. George had a con to fit everyone. His wife and even his mother were not exempt from his shady dealings. He conned them all. He posed as many different men, using disguises to help him through the tight spots. He was everything ranging from a rabbi to a stockbroker; from a genuine hobo during the Depression, to a Nazi informant during WWII. In the end, he triumphed with a successful diamond business in San Francisco and was held in high regard by his peers. None of them ever knew any of the many secrets of his past lives living against the law, that is, until now.