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
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
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
The story begins with the murder of a priest, who has something that his killers want. This leads to the discovery of stolen coins from Fort Knox -- the famous Double Eagles (20 dollar gold pieces) that were minted in error. It is believed by the FBI that Tom had something to do with the theft, so th...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
It twists and turns like a snake in the last pages, keeping you in suspense of the outcome until almost the last page itself.
This is book 1, and I will certainly be back to try no.2.