Pietro Zinni is thirty five years old, a researcher and a genius. But this is not enough. When cuts are made at his university, he is laid off. What can a nerd do to survive when he has spent his whole life studying? The idea is dramatically simple: put together a criminal gang such as the world has never seen. So he recruits the best of his ex-colleagues, who despite their skills are by now all living on the margins of society, one working as a gas station attendant, one washing dishes, one a poker player. Macroeconomics, Theoretical Chemistry, Anthropology and Classics all turn out to be perfect for climbing the gangster career ladder. Success is immediate and explosive: finally, they have money, power and women. The problem will be managing them.