The Double Eagle (Tom Kirk #1)
They are the most valuable coins on earth . . .
Only a handful still exist, each one worth millions . . .
Now they have vanished from an impenetrable
fortress . . . and the killings have begun.
Somehow, impossibly, someone has invaded Fort Knox and stolen five of the world's last remaining Double Eagles -- the $20 gold coin ordered destroyed by President Roosevelt during...more
The storyline was good actually, which surprises me. Normally with these 'treasure hunting' books you have some absurd treasure from the ancient world, so it was nice to see a change in subject when the 'treasure' was some gold coins from the early U.S.A. I also liked the way that they linked Kirk and th ...more
অনুবাদের একটা বযাপার বেশ দৃষটিকটু লেগেছে। মূল ইংরেজী বই অনূসারে নায়কের নাম হলো - "Tom Kirk". আর অনুবাদক পুরো বইতে নায়কের নাম লিখে গেলেন "টম করীক"! :( ...more
The story starts with Special Agent Jennifer Browne leading an investigation into the theft of rare Double Eagle coin ...more
Tom Kirk has decided to retire from the thief life, but the CIA thinks that he has stolen the double eagles from Fort Knox. Tom already has enough trouble since his "pal" Archie wants him to do one last job of stealing a Faberge egg.
Jennifer Brown is a CIA agent that is on the dogs list, and this is her chance to get back in the game. She has to get Kirk in the game but something doesn't add up for her. What they say about him and how he is in person isn't the same. And she' ...more
There are numerous characters in this book that are part of the crime that are referenced by their whole, first, and sometimes only by their last name and it became hard to remember who was who. I found myself having to flip back chapters to remember which name went with which ch ...more
They are lead through icy denials and wicked mafia, along with private handlers closing in to share the treasure. They both are lead through a maze of greed, mystery and power. From France to Istanbul, from London to New York, the story revolves around a huge cons ...more
It's not a terribly strong debut, but not a weak one either. The major problem is that the protagonists seem to be trying to find everyone and everything BUT the titular coin. However, due to a lucky fluke I have already read the fourth book in Twining ...more
Disgraced FBI agent Jennifer Browne needs to recover the priceless coins to resuscitate her stalled career -- and her investigation is pointing her toward Tom Kirk, a brilliant international art thief who wa ...more
The characters were likeable and well the romance side of it was pretty much as expected.
I was pleased that I sussed Cassius early on, felt good when I was proved right, wasn't sure how it would all link together.
Lovely visual descriptions of places, burglary and burgled objects, very believable.
The plot was complicated at times with unexpected twists that kept me reading.
I will read more of Twining's books when I need a break from my preferred ...more
This is an exciting funhouse ride of a book that keeps you wondering what lies beyond the next turn.
If your looking for a fun "beach read" or a great little tome to take al ...more