Lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side in
Victorian Londonâ€”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.
on remarkable fact, and alive with the gripping suspense,
surprise, and authenticity that are his trademarks, Michael
Crichton's classic adventure is a breathtaking thrill-ride
that races along tracks of steel at breakneck speed.