Prince of Thieves: A Novel

Chuck Hogan
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Tracking her down without his mask and gun, Doug introduces himself, and as soon as he and Claire meet, their mutual attraction is undeniable -- as are the risks of a relationship. Meanwhile, Doug's crew pulls off another audacious, meticulously planned job. Frustrated by their ingenuity and brazen ambition, FBI Agent Adam Frawley begins to zero in on Doug and his pals -- and against his own better judgment, he, too, develops more than a professional interest in Claire.

Under pressure from Frawley's ever-closer investigation, Doug imagines a life for himself away from bank robberies and Charlestown.

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But before that can happen, the crew learns that there may be a way to rob Boston's venerable baseball stadium, Fenway Park. It's a magnificently dangerous and utterly irresistible opportunity -- yet for Doug, pursuing his former hostage may be the most dangerous act of all Assurance of Quality VJ Books provides the finest in signed first editions and collectible books.

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So far this year, no audio book has been able to hold my attention until this story read by…. Donnie Wahlberg! The man has been in my life, heart, and ears for years, but this was just a brand new bag of love! It was kismet!

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Eff Crooks, thieves, heists, jobs, getaways, cuts, cops, drugs, temptations, and loves. Effing perfect! Yeah, alright, perhaps more than just a tiny bit biased.

Wahlberg brought all of these characters—Doug, Jem, Gloansy, Dez, Claire, Krista, and more—to life with such force and energy. Each character came alive with different accents and voices. Some scenes left me breathless, not moving just waiting for every word. Hanging on his every word.

I could not stop listening! The transition between discs was taut, suspenseful and addictive. Never stopped until I hit the end. Jul 30, Shawn rated it it was amazing Shelves: thriller. I saw the movie, The Town, a few years ago and got the book after I learned the movie was based on a book. The movie was great, the book is even better. You get so much more depth with the characters and the plot.

With the book, you can dwell on the inner life and struggle in Doug; the obsession of the FBI agent pursuing him; and the thoughts and reactions of Claire -- the woman caught up in the middle of it all. It always amazes when an author can make a sympathetic hero out of a character that I saw the movie, The Town, a few years ago and got the book after I learned the movie was based on a book.

It always amazes when an author can make a sympathetic hero out of a character that should be a bad guy. Hogan does just that, I kept hoping and looking for a way for Doug to get out; you want him to get away with it all even though you know he shouldn't and he can't.

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Hogan gives a haunting portrayal of Charlestown adapting to the changes in the 90s--which also mirror the changes in Doug: it wants to move forward but can't or doesn't know how and so does it what it knows best even if that is wrong. The book was also wonderfully nostalgic for me as someone who lived in Boston in the 90s.

I loved reading the names of the old banks and places no longer there. Wonderful character development and dialogue. I grieved and cried too much. After that his father went to jail. Doug has lived with the Coughlans ever since. Doug went to jail for a year or so for beating up someone.

Now he is He robs banks and armored trucks with his friends, Jem Coughlan, Gloansy, and Dez. The book opens with a bank robbery. The guys are wearing masks. As they leave Doug takes the bank manager Claire with them. About an hour later he lets her go. He follows her and watches her. Finally he takes a chance and talks to her. He wants to change his life and be with her.

Frawley is the local bank robbery coordinator for the FBI. He and his guys follow them.

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He talks to Claire more than once. He too is having feelings for Claire, but they do not go out together. I cried a lot and hard afterwards. I fault his parents. He made bad choices. He grieves for his mother. He grew up with no one loving him. The only time he felt peace, love, and acceptance was while on a job with his bank robber friends. This book reminds me a little of Romeo and Juliet, but modern, better, different. The lovers are from different worlds and can never be together. Even if Doug gave up his life of crime, there is a chance he would go to jail for past crimes.

He can never tell Claire about his criminal activities, because she could be charged as an accomplice. He wants a life with Claire, someone good, not the types of people he grew up with and is surrounded by. Only a small amount of time is spent showing Doug and Claire together. Most of the time the story is about Doug, his thoughts, actions, and feelings.

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In his mind Claire is the focal point for change. Most of the story is enjoyable and engaging, with anticipation. Doug believes the coming job will go bad, yet he continues with it. He makes choices which he knows will not be a happy ending.

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Dez said, "Silent alarm call, this address. Showing I mean, don't get me wrong. Frustrated by their ingenuity and brazen ambition, FBI Agent Adam Frawley begins to zero in on Doug and his pals -- and against his own better judgment, he, too, develops more than a professional interest in Claire. And all the pro moves--leaving the dye packs, watching guards, etc.

This story had wonderful character development. Wonderful dialogue. I was engrossed in the characters and the lives they lived. I felt part of it. I enjoyed this all the way through until the end. Excellent plotting and events. This author is a good storyteller. I was rooting for Doug. I wanted to see him change his life.