Great Train Robbery
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mzonderm - LibraryThing
I'm used to reading non-fiction books that are written in such a readable way that it feels like reading like fiction (e.g. Erik Larson). That's easy. Reading a work of fiction, based on true events ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
I actually read this several times as a teen, and then when an independent adult was thrilled by each new book by Crichton - until Rising Sun. I don't like thrillers, but I do like learning things ... Read full review