Lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side in Victorian London -- and Edward Pierce easily navigates both worlds. Rich, handsome, and ingenious, he charms the city's most prominent citizens even as he plots the crime of his century -- the daring theft of a fortune in gold.
But even Pierce could not predict the consequences of an extraordinary robbery that targets the pride of England's industrial era: the mighty steam locomotive. Based on remarkable fact, and alive with the gripping suspense, surprise, and authenticity that are his trademark, Michael Crichton's classic adventure is a breathtaking thrill-ride that races along tracks of steel at breakneck speed....Continua
The story is kind of lending itself to be a fascinating myth of “Great Train Robbery.” Crichton has used the leisure from a fiction, while he has added a lot of facts in the background, to cover up his speculations without getting reprimands of inaccuracy. Same technique is borrowed by other books, like State of Fear and other historical fictions....Continua