Back Bay

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Grand Central Publishing, Jul 1, 1992 - Fiction - 544 pages
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Meet the Pratt clas. Driven men. Determined women. Through six turbulent generations, they would pursue a lost Paul Revere treasure. And turn a family secret into an obsession that could destroy them. Here is the novel that launched William Martin's astonishing literary career and became an instant bestseller. From the grit and romance of old Boston to exclusive -- and dangerous -- Back Bay today, this sweeping saga paints an unforgettable portrait of a powerful dynasty beset by the forces of history...and a heritage of greed, lust, murder and betrayal.

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

Legendary Pratt Family - lost Paul Revere Treasure, golden Eagle Tea Set, brings up to modern day - Meet the Pratt clas. Driven men. Determined women. Through six turbulent generations, they would ... Read full review

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User Review  - wareagle78 - LibraryThing

I have enjoyed the later books in the Peter Fallon series, but have only just found book 1. The story was fast paced and, despite its length, kept me engaged throughout. Reading the series in ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

William Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, an award-winning PBS documentary, and a cult classic horror movie, too. His first novel, Back Bay, introduced treasure hunting hero Peter Fallon, who has now appeared in five novels, and spent fourteen weeks on the Times list. SInce then Martin has been telling stories of the great and the anonymous in American history, from the Pilgrims to 9/11. His novels, including Cape Cod, Annapolis, City of Dreams, and The Lincoln Letter, have established him as "a storyteller whose smoothness equals his ambition" (Publisher's Weekly). He lives near Boston with his wife and has three grown children. In 2005, he was the recipient of the prestigious New England Book Award, given to "an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region."

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