Crossing the Line: The Autobiography of a Thief Bruce Reynolds
August 8th 1963; a railway track in Buckinghamshire. The moon shines clearly over Bruce Reynolds and 16 other men robbing a mail train of its sacks of money. The Great Train Robbery has entered British folklore as one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th century. The haul was #2,631,684 - the equivalent in 2002, #26 million. Bruce Reynolds, the leader of the gang, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 1969 for his role in the robbery - he was released in 1978. This title takes Reynolds' story from inner London to Cannes, Rio de Janeiro and the Costa del Sol. His adventurous nature led to a successful career in crime, working his way up from minor league burglaries to the biggest haul of all. The planning, execution and consequences of the Great Train Robbery are covered plus the toll that life on the run took on him and his family. This edition brings Reynolds' story up-to-date to cover the fates of the rest of the gang, plus his pivotal role in Ronnie Biggs' return to the UK is also revealed along with his reaction to the deaths of Buster Edwards, Roy James and "Taters" Chatham.