In the tradition of "Murder on the Orient Express," Jim Lehrer brings together a cast of characters as fascinating as the historic train that will carry them from Chicago to Los Angeles. Among them are a once-great Hollywood producer, a dying millionaire, actor Clark Gable, and former president Harry Truman. As the Super Chief pulls out of Dearborn Station, the passengers can't possibly imagine that, as the train gains speed, a series of deadly events will unfold.
About the Author
Top Down is Jim Lehrer's twenty-first novel. He is also the author of three nonfiction books and four plays. He began his work in journalism as a newspaper reporter in Texas. He then worked for more than forty years in public television and is currently the executive editor of PBS NewsHour. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his novelist wife, Kate. They have three daughters.