United States, 1930s. As a child, Alvin Karpis was already dreaming of adventure, freedom and easy money: the great American dream, the outlaw version! As soon as he knows how to hold a gun, he robs, kidnaps... He is loyal in friendship, nomadic by necessity. Obsessed with the feds, he plays cat and mouse with the FBI and becomes “Public Enemy No. 1”, the first in history to bear this title and the only one who won’t die. This book is the story of this criminal life as romantic as the best detective story.