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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ben Affleck and Mad Men ’s Jon Hamm, Chuck Hogan’s award-winning novel (previously published as The Prince of Thieves ) is now available in a movie tie-in edition.

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, The Town is a brash tale of robbery in all its forms—and an unforgettable odyssey of crime, love, ambition, and dreams.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A terrific read...A rich narrative of friendship, young love, and mounting suspense.”

    Stephen King

  • “A grand novel.”

    Ed McBain

  • “Smart, speedy, and stylish.”

    Jeffery Deaver

  • “Hogan’s sharp, often bawdy dialogue, his scenes of the four friends alternating between affection, suspicion and fury at one another; his sketches of their long-suffering mothers and girlfriends; his glimpse of the old mob chief who lurks in the background—are all first-rate.” 

    Washington Post

  • “Stunningly crafted...the plot...is swift and expertly built, the prose muscular and clean.”

    Seattle Times

  • “A riveting, splendidly detailed thriller.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becky | 6/17/2011

    " good picture of south end - close to the movie "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly | 6/13/2011

    " I felt a little teased by the romance. The inside scoop on bank robbin' was interesting. The view of a whole different world inside a city was interesting.

    And it was so close to a Dennis Lehane book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amie | 5/24/2011

    " Amazing book, from start to finish. The build up for what will eventually happen is spot on. Another great read that translated well from novel to film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tina | 5/5/2011

    " This is so well written and a great story--I'd actually give it 4 stars already even though I'm only 6 chapters in. :) "

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