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.
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For further information about the author or the fascinating story begind the Double Eagle, please go to jamestwining dot com.From the Author:
The Thomas Crown Affair, Ocean’s 11, Entrapment - we all love a good heist movie or book. But why the fascination?
Maybe it is the slightly romanticised view of the art thief, who uses guile and ingenuity rather than force, to ply his trade. Or perhaps the beautiful objects they steal somehow suggests that an art thief must be cultured and erudite compared to those who steal more mundane objects, such as cars and wallets.
In my opinion, however, the real reason for people’s fascination with art theft and the inspiration for The Double Eagle, lies with the inescapable paradox that led me to write The Double Eagle in the first place. How is it that works that through their soul-searching inspiration, genius and flawless execution elevate their creators close to the divine, bring out everything that is most base in human nature – envy, theft, murder, betrayal and greed?
In that sense, at least, great art is positioned at the heart of man’s age old struggle between the forces of light and darkness. And you don’t need a painting to tell you that that’s the greatest story of them all!
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000719014X
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000719014X
Book Description Harper Collins, London, UK, 2005. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A NICE TIGHT UK UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY OF THE DOUBLE EAGLE BY JAMES TWINING THE FIRST IN THE SERIES WITH THE REFORMED ART THIEF TOM KIRK. ALL BOOKS DESPATCHED WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND A STRONG CARDBOARD BOX. Bookseller Inventory # 000215