This is the first novel ever published about a “lanza internacional”, as are called the famous Chilean pickpockets who travel around the world. The plot presents the “Flecha” (“the Arrow”) a young child with eyes of two different colors, born in a poor neighborhood in Santiago de Chile. From the age of 8-9, he uses to pick-up the necklaces from women in the street and run away. Later he starts disguising himself with elegant clothes to “work” in the rich sectors of the city. A journalist baptizes him as “Flecha” and he becomes a celebrity. As an adult he has some sexual encounters and he marries the widow of an assassinated drug dealer. Flecha travels to Europe and becomes a successful “lanza internacional”. In Paris, he shares his life with an African prostitute from Madagascar and he discovers that a Chilean police female is following him, and he has a one stand nigh with her. Together with Chilean exiles he takes part in the “Fête de l’Humanite”, organized by French communists, but as he is excluded from the group for being a “lanza” he steals a big amount of money from the cash depot, and returns to Chile. ||| Flecha (the “Arrow”), a “lanza internacional” (international pickpocket), is stopped by a police officer at the Chilean airport when he returns from France with his handbag full of euros. So begins the first novel ever published about the Chilean pickpockets, famous around the world. At the airport, Flecha remembers his childhood in Santa Estela, a poor Santiago neighborhood. From the age of 8 he used to run away with women’s necklaces, but soon he started disguising himself with fine clothes to “work” in the rich sectors of the city. A journalist baptized him as “Flecha” and he became somewhat of a celebrity. Santa Estela was bombed during the 1973 coup d’état, Flecha had his first sexual experiences and spent some time in a violent jail. He then travels to Paris where he meets a prostitute from Madagascar and has a romantic one-night stand with his enemy, a Chilean female police officer sent to capture him. Along with Chilean exiles, he takes part in the Communist “Fête de l’Humanité”, but as he is rejected for being a “lanza” he steals a large amount of money from the cash vault and returns to Chile. His fate will be decided at Santiago airport.