Back Bay (Paperback)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"A rip-roaring page turner. A perfect read!" - Boston Globe
Meet the Pratt clan. Driven men. Determined women. Through six turbulent generations, they would pursue a lost Paul Revere treasure. And turn a family secret into an obsession that could destroy them. Here is the novel that launched William Martin's astonishing literary career and became an instant bestseller. From the grit and romance of old Boston to exclusive -- and dangerous -- Back Bay today, this sweeping saga paints an unforgettable portrait of a powerful dynasty beset by the forces of history...and a heritage of greed, lust, murder and betrayal.
About the Author
William Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, an award-winning PBS documentary, and a cult classic horror movie. His first novel, Back Bay, introduced treasure hunting hero Peter Fallon, who has now appeared in five novels, and spent fourteen weeks on the New York Times list. Since then, Martin has been telling stories of the great and the anonymous in American history, from the Pilgrims to 9/11. His novels, including Cape Cod, Annapolis, City of Dreams, and The Lincoln Letter, have established him as "a storyteller whose smoothness equals his ambition" (Publishers Weekly). He lives near Boston with his wife and has three grown children. In 2005, he was the recipient of the prestigious New England Book Award, given to "an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region." In 2015 he received the Samuel Eliot Morison Award.
"A rip-roaring page turner. A perfect read!"—Boston Globe
"Marvelous...captures the reader from page one and holds to the explosive ending."—King Features Syndicate
"Martin's first novel is a clever and entertaining blend of history, family, saga, and mystery."
"Martin has carefully researched the topography of old Boston and tidily balances his inventive plot with narrow escapes and stopwatch action, including a subway tunnel dig and shootout...a bracing brew for long cold nights"—Kirkus Reviews