The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic ParkTimeline, and Sphere comes an enthralling novel about Victorian London’s most notorious gold heist. 
London, 1855, when lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease. Edward Pierce preys on the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of his century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England’s industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, but studded with all the suspense and style of fiction, here is a classic historical thriller, set a decade before the age of dynamite—yet nonetheless explosive…


About Michael Crichton

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Michael Crichton’s novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World. He was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.
Published May 14, 2012 by Vintage. 386 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Crime. Fiction

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Mr. Crichton at his versatile, confident best—with all the clout of a cosh or an eel-skin or a sack or a neddy (you'll learn all this voker romeny or criminal jargon here)—has written a documentary of that heist and provided along with it a grand tour de force of the criminal underworld.

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