'Road Dogs' unites three familiar characters from Leonard's earlier novels - Jack Foley, Cuando Rey, wealthy conman and Cuban refugee ('LaBrava'), and Dawn Navarro, a beautiful psychic from 'Riding the Rap'. 'Road Dogs' is the story of gentleman/banker-robber Jack Foley, who got caught by a die-pack on one easy robbery. He's back in prison doing a thirty-year sentence after a week-long escape. Foley has been brought in by Karen Sisco, US marshall, who got her man after being abducted with the escapees. Jack and Karen have a thing for each other, and Karen arrests him after a meaningful 'time'out' together. Jack is resigning himself to doing time, lots of it, and he seems to have a friendly and easy control over the hardened criminals he is imprisoned with. This easiness is enhanced in the minds of others by his fame as a bank robber.