The criminal must also be so skilled that minimal damage is done to the vehicles involved and especially careful that no one gets seriously injured or killed. This life-or-death crime is perpetrated by criminals with knowledge of how the law and insurance companies converge to actually help them to hit the jackpot.
Gaude Velasquez is a pro at “accident staging.” He has skill, timing, and nerve. He also knows exactly how to pick his victim. His arrogance is only matched by his consummate skill. He also teaches Shortie, a laborer who lost his job. But Shortie is too honest, much to his detriment.
Velasquez’s next victim is a thin, older woman who turns out to be an artist. She is an “easy-mark,” or so he thinks. Though she is weak, shaking and in shock after he steers his dirty, used Mercedes into her pick-up truck, his opinion is about to change during the next five months when she battles Velasquez and Hopeford, her insurance company, to prove the truth about the “accident.”