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... read more
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Crichton's Start, May 10, 2003 Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer I think that this historical fiction book gives the reader an accurate portrayal of Victorian England. The plot devised is so intricate that the reader comes back for more. Pierce lived in hte 1800s, but he seems to have come back to life for the sake of the gripping novel. From this book, Crichton has expanded his library of novels.