The Town by Chuck Hogan

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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.

About Chuck Hogan

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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.
Published August 17, 2010 by Scribner. 402 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Career bank robber, Doug MacRay (played by Ben Affleck), falls for bank teller, Claire Keesey (played by Rebecca Hall), after his latest heist, and without the mask.

Sep 17 2010 | Read Full Review of The Town

Suite 101

A bit of a mixed bag, but with a surprising amount of charm.

Sep 19 2010 | Read Full Review of The Town

I don’t care what anyone outside the greater metropolitan area says: “The Town’’ takes place in Movie Boston rather than the real thing.

Sep 16 2010 | Read Full Review of The Town

Ken Greenleaf

Doug and Claire meet cute in a laundromat, exchange sob stories and phone numbers, begin an awkward romance, and arouse Jem’s suspicion and jealousy.

Feb 24 2011 | Read Full Review of The Town

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