The Armed Robbery Squad has long been considered the state’s most formidable group of detectives. But there’s a change coming. Force command and a new police watchdog want the squad gone. And there’s a new threat on the streets a bandit with a passion for demeaning victims ... and shooting detectives. Crime journalist Ian Malone has assigned himself the task of finding out whether the men from Armed Robbery have been demonised or are deserving of their fearsome reputation. As Malone builds a unique bond with streetwise detective Shane Kelso and the rest of The Robbers, he enters a dark and seedy world where right can be wrong but wrong might also be right. A world where cops and bandits fight a ruthless war, everyone has their own agenda, and the most dangerous enemies could just be the bureaucrats.