The Double Eagle Paperback
James Bond meets The Thomas Crown Affair in a spellbinding tale of international intrigue and suspense.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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 560 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/09/2005
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780007190157
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Review by pierthinker
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 hat, and very often in defiance of the laws of physics. Beautiful women, dastardly villains, solid heroes and lots of luxury item name-dropping. Characterisation always gives way to plot, which isn't to say the characters here are not fully rounded, just that they are stereotypes (as you would expect in a Bond or Bourne movie).Twining delivers on the plot twists and turns and provides some exciting, if by-the-book, action scenes. The after-the-credits finale sets us up for subsequent stories.I enjoyed it as a piece of fast-paced narrative that kept me entertained on a beach in the sun. And that is good enough for me.