In 1963, a group of determined criminals carried out the most daring and lucrative crime of the century... The Great Train Robbery. All of the gang were caught, tried and sentenced but one gang member served only two years of a thirty year term before escaping from Wandsworth Prison. Overnight Ronnie Biggs became the world's most wanted man. With every police force in the world hunting for him, Biggs changed his identity and his face; somehow managing to keep one step ahead of his pursuers. He finally found sanctuary in Brazil in the arms of Rio's dusky carnival maidens and out of reach of the long arm of the British law... Out of reach that is until now, never to be outwitted, Scotland Yard will do anything to bring Biggs to justice and Jack McFarland is just the man for the job. Cool, ruthless and canny McFarland knows that he can't legally extradite Britain's most elusive criminal but he's prepared to go way beyond the law.