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Prince of Thieves

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Prince of Thieves

By Chuck Hogan

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9781416554905, 364pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2007

Description
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.


Praise For Prince of Thieves

"A terrific read...A rich narrative of friendship, young love, and mounting suspense."





-- Stephen King





"As knowledgeable as James Ellroy, as sharp as Elmore Leonard, and as profound as fellow Boston scribe Dennis Lehane."





-- Fort Worth Star-Telegram



"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