HIGH ADVENTURE. MIND-BLOWING SUSPENSE.
TOM KIRK IS BACK
In London, an Auschwitz survivor is murdered in his hospital bed, his killers making off with a macabre trophy-his severed left arm.
In Fort Mead, Maryland, a vicious gang breaks into the NSA museum and steals a second world war Enigma machine, lynching the guard who happens to cross their path.
Meanwhile, in Prague, a frenzied and mindless anti-Semitic attack on a Synagogue culminates in the theft of a seemingly worthless painting by a little known Czech artist called Karel Bellak.
A year has passed since Tom Kirk, the world’s greatest art thief, decided to put his criminal past behind him and embark on a new career, on the right side of the law . Then three major thefts occur, and suddenly Tom is confronted with a deadly mystery and a sinister face from the past.
James Twining was born in London but spent much of his childhood in Paris. After graduating from Oxford University with a first class degree in French Literature, he worked in Investment Banking for four years before leaving to set up his own company which he then sold three years later, having been named as one of the eight \"Best of Young British\" Entrepreneurs in The New Statesman magazine. James lives in London with his wife and baby daughter.
”'A story that harks back to the Nazis, Hitler,and a legendary treasure. What more could you want? If there's a better thriller this year I would like to see it.” - Jack Higgins, bestselling author of Without Mercy and The Eagle Has Landed
”'An exciting, suspenseful and fast-paced novel” - Bookreporter.com
PRAISE FOR JAMES TWINING’S THE DOUBLE EAGLE -
‘A carefully constructed tale straight out of the Dan Brown mould of thriller writing’Sunday Sun -
‘The Double Eagle will leave you breathless, but never dizzy. Solid debut work’Ladsmag -
'This would make the perfect Tom Cruise movie'The Independent on Sunday -
”'A captivating, engrossing debut,…a fast-paced tale of international crime and skullduggery written with style and panache. Twining is a worthy successor to Forsyth, Follett, and Higgins. Highly recommended.” - Christoper Reich
”'This is an auspicious beginning for a fledgling series” - Publishers Weekly
”'Twining's obvious research pays off as we are treated to a compelling fusion of real historical events and modern thrills. His references to notable art and artifacts, especially pieces lost to art thieves, lend an air of veracity to the entire novel” - Library Journal
”'Brilliantly written with numerous double crosses taking place, James Twining has created a delightful and thought-provoking protagonist. Along with deceit, shattered promises, and murder all going hand in hand The Double Eagle is certainly a pacy novel” - Shots