Author Robert Beck, better known by his ghetto pseudonym, “Iceberg Slim,” tells the story of a blue-eyed, light-haired, white-skinned Negro called “White Folks,” the most incredible con man the ghetto ever spawned! Beck knew him well, knew where he was coming from. Folks was tormented by the hateful name, “Trick Baby,” but he chose to stay in the black ghetto of southside Chicago because that’s where he could turn the tables and exact his revenge! The petty triumphs of the white world weren’t for him, but through the con game struggle between the spider and the fly he could overcome his deballing shame, lure his victims into traps, and become a deadly predator in the inner-city jungle! Beck tells his story in the gut level language of the con artist, with the bitterness and despair of the trick baby!