Prince of Thieves

October 26, 2009 at 9:22 pm (book review) (, )


princeCompletely by accident I  read an  excellent book.  Most  of what I read  is frivolous, and purely  for  entertainment.  forgettable.  Recently I  read the beginnings of a vampire  series called The  Strain by  Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.  It was  interesting ,  but not great.  After I  finished to book,  I  went pokeing around on the internet and  found  that Chuck  Hogan had written other books, including  one  called  Prince  of  Thieves.  It  had great reviews, and looked  like a caper/wrong  side  of  the tracks novel , plus  some thing more.  It  didn’t  really look  like  my kind  of book.  It  looked very serious. But I put  it on hold.  When I  brought it  home, I wasn’t even sure  if I  was going to read it.  About a week ago , I  picked it  up.  Less than  one page in, I  was  hooked. The  book  takes  plae is a small part of Boston  – Charlestown.  The  first few paragraphs catch a rhythm  that is Boston.  This is the story  of Doug MacRay, thief and recovering alcoholic.  Bam, we are in the middle of a robbery with Doug and his buds.  And we meet Claire the  assistant bank  manager. And  a little  latter Frawley of  the FBI.  The story  meanders along like an old car on a pothole filled  city street. You know  there has to be an end, and only  fantasy will be pretty, but I wasn’t really  sure  how it had to end until we were at  the end. And the last chapter broke my heart.


  1. Peter said,

    Sounds very Irish to me. Too bad it isn’t in Back Bay and South Boston.

  2. teaxgyDay said,

    It looks like you are a real professional. Did you study about the issue? hehe

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