The setting of this novel is Boston. Boston is the capital and most populous city ofMassachusetts. The city proper covers 124 km2 with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States.
Robert’s office is in Beacon Hill. Beacon Hill is a historic neighbourhood in Boston. It is a neighbourhood of Federal-style rowhouses and is known for its narrow, gaslit streets and brick sidewalks. Today, Beacon Hill is regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighbourhoods in Boston.