Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can walk he's out robbing, begging, often cold, always hungry, but a prince of the streets. At 14, he's a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army, fighting for freedom. A year later he's ready to die for Ireland again, a rebel, a Fenian and a killer. Then, with his father's wooden leg as a weapon, Henry becomes a republican legend - one of Michael Collins' boys, a copy killer, an assassin on stolen bike. A historical novel like none before.