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The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
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Jul 03, 2009

really liked it
Read in July, 2009

PB - This is an early Crichton (Pub 1975) and is a period piece set in the mid 1800s. It’s a combination of know facts and narrative by the author stitched together in an absorbing telling of a well planned robbery of a shipment of gold to pay the army fighting in Crimea.
There is an extensive use of the vernacular of the lower and criminal class of the period as well as translations. The planning by the principal character, one Edward Pierce is exacting and done over an extended time. I found it interesting, not only for the descriptions of the people and period, but for the planning and execution of the robbery. If you like mysteries and historical period pieces you might well like this one.

ISBN - 978-0-06-170649-3, Mystery, Pages - 360, Print Size - R, Rating - 4.5

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