The Town: A Novel
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: August 2010
Duration: 6 hours 9 minutes
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.