Prince of Thieves: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 10, 2004 - Fiction - 384 pages
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From the author of The Strain comes a tense, psychologically gripping, Hammet award-winning thriller.

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. But career criminal Doug MacRay didn't 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, Prince of Thieves is a brash tale of robbery in all its forms—and an unforgettable odyssey of crime, love, ambition, and dreams.

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Its really a magnificent book n tale... I just cant brush it out of my mind!

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There was hardly a boring moment. The characters were strong: From the bank robber that wanted out and to the FBI agent hot on his trail. The only character that seemed strangely ignored in growth or even strong characterization was the love interest. It would make sense to see her more than just a name and description since she caught the interest of both lead characters, but she came off as boring. That is my only complaint though, so all-in-all it is a good read and one I enjoyed. 

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About the author (2004)

Chuck Hogan is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Devils in Exile and The Killing Moon.  The Town was awarded the Hammett Prize for excellence in crime writing, and named one of the ten best novels of the year by Stephen King.  He is also the co-author, with Guillermo del Toro, of the international bestseller The Strain.  He lives with his family outside Boston.

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