I've been a longtime Michael Crichton fan, but I've managed to put off reading The Great Train Robbery for years for one reason or another. I've been on a MC kick of recent, rereading some of my old favorites, and decided to give this 40 year old novel another go.
I feel like such a fool. This work of historical fiction, loosely based on real events, was tough to put down. Filled with technical details involving a brilliant heist from over 150 years ago, it hums along and builds to a thrilling and satisfying conclusion. I'd daresay it's amongst my favorite Crichton novels.