The Double Eagle

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Harper Collins, Aug 30, 2005 - Fiction - 385 pages
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The Thomas Crown Affair meets National Treasure in this page-turning debut thriller.

In Paris, a priest is murdered, his mutilated body dumped into the Seine. He has taken a secret with him to his death -- a secret that is revealed during the autopsy, reawakening memories of Depression-era politics and a seventy-year-old heist.

Jennifer Browne, an ambitious FBI agent, is assigned to the case. For her, this is a final opportunity to kick-start a career that stalled three years ago, after a fatal error in judgment. She is determined that this time there will be no mistakes.

Her investigation soon comes across a daring robbery at Fort Knox. The immediate suspect is Tom Kirk, a brilliant young art thief and a man whose very existence threatens to bring down the newly elected president.

Caught between his desire to get out of the game and his partner's insistence that he complete one last job for the criminal mastermind Cassius, Tom faces a race against time to clear his name -- a race that takes him from London to Paris, and Amsterdam to Istanbul, in a search for the real thieves and the legendary Double Eagle.


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User Review  - libgirl69 - LibraryThing

Wasn't sure would enjoy this, found after a wander round the library - but I did. Bit of a slow burner, Tom is an interesting character - retired industrial spy and art thief. The big bad was a bit ... Read full review

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A blockbuster-style international thriller, very much in the mode of James Bond films. You know the sort, lots of action in lots of exotic places with people jetting round the world at the drop of a ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

James Twining graduated from Oxford University with a degree in French literature. His first Tom Kirk adventure, The Double Eagle, was published with great success on both sides of the Atlantic. He lives in London with his wife and their two children.

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