The Prince of Thieves
adapted as "The Town"

The Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan

The Prince of Thieves
Chuck Hogan

Publisher: Scribner
ISBN-10: 0-743-26455-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-743-26455-6
Published: October 2004

Synopsis: Charlestown, a blue-collar Boston neighborhood, produces more bank robbers and armored car thieves than any square mile in the world. In this gripping, intricately plotted thriller, Claire Keesey, the branch manager for a Boston bank and one of an influx of young professionals chipping away at the neighborhood's insularity, is taken hostage during a robbery. She is released, but Doug MacRay, the brains behind the tough, tight-knit crew of thieves, can't get her out of his mind. Tracking her down without his mask and gun, Doug introduces himself, and as soon as he and Claire meet, their mutual attraction is undeniable -- as are the risks of a relationship.

Meanwhile, Doug's crew pulls off another audacious, meticulously planned job. Frustrated by their ingenuity and brazen ambition, FBI Agent Adam Frawley begins to zero in on Doug and his pals -- and against his own better judgment, he, too, develops more than a professional interest in Claire.

Under pressure from Frawley's ever-closer investigation, Doug imagines a life for himself away from bank robberies and Charlestown. But before that can happen, the crew learns that there may be a way to rob Boston's venerable baseball stadium, Fenway Park. It's a magnificently dangerous and utterly irresistible opportunity -- yet for Doug, pursuing his former hostage may be the most dangerous act of all ...

Additional notes: The Prince of Thieves was republished as The Town following the release of the 2010 movie of this same name.

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The Town (DVD Cover)

The Town
Ben Affleck, Director

Theatrical release date: 09/17/2010
DVD release date: 12/17/2010
Studio: Warner Bros.

Cast: Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall), Adam Frawley (Jon Hamm), James Coughlin (Jeremy Renner), Krista Coughlin (Blake Lively)

Rating: R
Running time: 125 minutes

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