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|Also Known As:||Frank M. Holgate||Died:|
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Initially fixated with the mean streets of his hometown, Boston-based author Chuck Hogan established himself as the king of the gritty crime thriller with the likes of The Killing Moon and Prince Of Thieves - the latter of which was adapted for the big screen as "The Town" (2010) - before teaming up with visionary director Guillermo del Toro for a horror trilogy which breathed new life into the vampire genre. Born in Boston in 1969, Hogan wrote his first novel during his English degree studies at Boston College; after graduating in 1989, he continued to hone his craft while working as an assistant manager of a movie rental store. In 1994, his third attempt at a novel, The Standoff, became the subject of a fierce bidding war between five different publishers and was eventually released a year later through Bantam. A suspenseful tale of negotiations between a washed-up alcoholic FBI agent and a white supremacist who takes his wife and children hostage in the remote mountains of Montana, the page-turner was then followed in 1998 by The Blood Artists, an engaging futuristic thriller about two brilliant scientists-turned-bitter rivals attempting to fight a deadly disease which devastates a small New England town. Inspired by an article which reported that more armored car robbers hail from a particular Boston neighborhood than any other part of the country, Hogan then penned Prince Of Thieves, the gripping 2004 heist novel which was later turned into "The Town" (2010), the critically-acclaimed film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck. Hogan's next book, 2007's The Killing Moon, was an equally tense affair which saw the prodigal son of a Massachusetts neighbourhood become embroiled in a deadly conspiracy on his return. After meeting director Guillermo del Toro at the New York Film Festival, Hogan teamed up with the Oscar-nominated director to work on a trilogy of thrilling high-concept vampire novels, the first of which, The Strain, arrived in 2009. After returning to more familiar territory in 2010 with The Devils In Exile, a twisty tale of an Iraq War veteran whose life is thrown into jeopardy when he joins a crew of fellow former soldiers to cheat Boston's drug dealers out of their illicit gains, Hogan moved his bloodthirsty story on with The Fall. After the final chapter, The Night Eternal, hit the shelves in 2011, FX announced that they would be adapting the story for a 13-part TV series in 2014. Hogan co-wrote the pilot episode, "Night Zero," and was subsequently invited to rewrite the motion picture reboot of detective series "The Rockford Files," (NBC, 1974-1980).
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