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Publisher's Summary

Four masked men - thieves, rivals, and friends from the tough streets of Charlestown - take on a Boston bank at gunpoint. Holding bank manager Claire Keesey hostage and cleaning out the vault were simple tasks. But career criminal Doug MacRay didnt plan on one thing: falling hard for Claire.

When he tracks her down without his mask and gun, their mutual attraction is undeniable. With a tenacious FBI agent following his every move, he imagines a life away from his gritty, dangerous work, a life centered around Claire. But before that can happen, Doug and his crew learn that there may be a way to rob Boston's venerable baseball stadium, Fenway Park. Risky yet utterly irresistible, it would be the perfect heist to end his criminal career and begin a new life. But, as it turns out, pursuing Claire may be the most dangerous act of all.

Racing to an explosive climax, The Town is a brash tale of robbery in all its forms - and an unforgettable odyssey of crime, love, ambition, and dreams.

(Previously published as Prince of Thieves)

©2010 Chuck Hogan (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"A riveting, splendidly detailed thriller." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
"Stunningly crafted....the plot is swift and expertly built, the prose muscular and clean." (The Seattle Times)
"As knowledgable as James Ellrow, as sharp as Elmore Leonard, and as profound as fellow Boston scribe Dennis Lehane." (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

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  • Anne
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 01-04-11

Interesting Concept; Wooden Characters

The title says it all. The story line had promise, despite requiring the "suspension of disbelief", but I never did get any 'sense' of the characters. They were very two dimensional, in my opinion. By the end of the audiobook I stil wasn't sure what any of them looked like, and I didn't know much more about their emotional and mental outlook either.

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