The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

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Grand Central station, New York. 1:23pm. What starts as a normal day on the New York City subway becomes a race against time when a commuter train is hijacked. It is packed with passengers and the ransom is one million dollars. The NYPD frantically pursue the train on the city streets, but the question remains: the subway is a closed system - surely there is no way out... But the four hijackers, led by a mercenary named Ryder, have thought about this. And once they receive their ransom money, they plan to send the train off at top speed toward the terminal station where it will crash, killing all the passengers...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Film Tie-In
  • 0552159344
  • 9780552159340
  • 953,820

About John Godey

John Godey was born in New York in 1913 and began writing at a young age. He wrote the books A Thrill a Minute With Jack Albany, Never Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Can Kill Today and The Three Worlds of Johnny Handsome. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three was a bestseller in 1973 and was made into a hit movie starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw in 1974.show more

Review quote

"This fast-paced thriller will grip you." * Hot stars, OK Magazine *show more

Back cover copy

1:23 pm. Grand Central station, New York. A packed commuter train is hijacked. A ransom is set - at one million dollars. The subway is a closed system. For the four hijackers, surely there is no way out. But they have a deadly plan... 'Machine-gun paced...A high-voltage thriller with the kick of a third rail' Washington Post Motion Picture Photography © 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Beverly Blvd LLC Motion Picture Artwork © 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. [credit block - to come] www.rbooks.co.uk ISBN: 9780552159340show more

Review Text

"This fast-paced thriller will grip you."show more

Rating details

1,599 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 25% (405)
4 36% (582)
3 29% (466)
2 8% (120)
1 2% (26)
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