In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, as lively as legend, and studded with all the suspense and style of a modern fiction master, here is a classic caper novel set a decade before the age of dynamite--yet nonetheless explosive....
About the Author
Michael Crichton (1942-2008) was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of the hit television show ER. Crichton's first bestseller, The Andromeda Strain, was published while he was still a medical student. One of the most popular writers in the world, he has sold over 200 million books. His books have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and thirteen have been made into films.