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In 1851 England- the city of London anticipates the grand opening of the Great Expedition. Excitement is mounting with each engineering triumph of the railways- but not everyone feels like celebrating. A sudden attack hits the London to Birmingham mail train and it is looted and derailed. Planned with military precision- Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck fights to untangle a web of murder- blackmail and destruction. As Colbeck closes in on the criminal masterminds- events take an unexpected turn when the beautiful Madeline- daughter of the injured train driver- becomes a pawn in the criminals game. With time running out- good and evil- new and old- battle against each other. But will the long arm of the law have speed on its side? Full of historical detail- unexpected twists and memorable characters- this is a mystery that will surprise you at every turn.REVIEWS A thoroughly enjoyable Victorian crime novel- a must for aficionados. For the general reader in search of fresh entertainment- and well worth reading.Historical Novels Review... Please click here to ask a question
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