8 August 1963; a railway track in Buckinghamshire. The moon shines clearly over Bruce Reynolds and sixteen other men robbing a train of its sacks of money. The Great Train Robbery has entered British folklore as one of the most audacious crimes of the twentieth century. The haul [pound]2,631,684 - is, in today's money, a staggering [pound]26 million. Bruce Reynolds, the leader of the gang, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. On its first publication in 1995, Bruce Reynolds' autobiography was widely acclaimed and it is now regarded as a classic in the true crime genre. In this new, fully up-to-date paperback edition, Bruce reveals the pivotal role he played in the return of Ronnie Biggs to the UK, as well as his reactions to the deaths of Buster Edwards, Roy James and 'Taters' Chatham and the continuing story of his life since his release from jail.
Bruce Reynolds was the leader of the gang behind the notorious Great Train Robbery in 1963. Sentenced to 25 years in jail in 1969, he was released early in 1978, leaving his life of crime behind.