First-rate gung-ho, fast-paced, easy-read adventure set on the international stage and involving the theft and recovery of some very rare coins. With a mass of twists, false trails, coincidences and tension, it fair belts along – a very accomplished debut.
Comparison: Robert Ludlum, Matthew Reilly, Dan Brown.
Similar this month: Michael Palmer, John Case.
Tom Kirk. The world's greatest art thief.
Jennifer Browne. An FBI agent desperate for a second chance.
Cassius. The criminal mastermind controlling the art underworld.
In Paris a priest is murdered, the killers dumping his mutilated body into the Seine. Only he has taken a secret with him to his death. A secret that reveals itself during his autopsy and reawakens memories of Depression–era politics and a seventy–year–old heist.
Jennifer Browne, a young and ambitious FBI agent is assigned to the case.This is her last chance to kick start a career that has stalled after one fatal error of judgement three years before.
Her investigation uncovers a daring robbery from Fort Knox and Tom Kirk, the world's greatest art thief is the prime suspect.
Tom, caught between his desire to finally get out of the game and his partner's insistence that he complete one last job for the criminal mastermind Cassius, faces a thrilling race against time to clear his name. A race that takes him from London to Paris, Amsterdam to Istanbul in a search for the real thieves and the legendary Double Eagle.
‘We're into Dan Brown territory...in fact, Twining's writing is considerably more impressive.’ Crime Time
‘A carefully constructed tale straight out of the Dan Brown mould of thriller writing’
‘A captivating, engrossing debut,...a fast-paced tale of international crime and skullduggery written with style and panache. Twining is a worthy successor to Forsyth, Follett, and Higgins. Highly recommended.’ Christopher Reich
‘The Double Eagle will leave you breathless, but never dizzy. Solid debut work’
'This would make the perfect Tom Cruise movie'
The Independent on Sunday
Publication date: 07/11/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Publication date: 07/02/2005
Publisher: Harper Collins
|Publication date:||7th November 2005|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Debuts of the Month, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Adventure,|
James Twining was born in London but spent much of his childhood in Paris. After graduating from Oxford University with a first class degree in French Literature, he worked in Investment Banking for four years before leaving to set up his own company which he then sold three years later, having been named as one of the eight "Best of Young British" Entrepreneurs in The New Statesman magazine. Married and living in London, James is currently completing the second Tom Kirk adventure.More About James Twining