Fiction James Twining The Double Eagle

ISBN 13: 9780007190157

The Double Eagle

3.68 avg rating
( 1,821 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007190157: The Double Eagle

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 the Great Depression. Now, one has resurfaced during an autopsy in France -- in the stomach of a murdered priest.

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 wants to get out of the game. But Kirk's only chance for freedom -- and survival -- is to find the missing coins, joining Browne, an unlikely ally, on a breakneck race across the globe and into the lethal heart of a shocking conspiracy of greed and power . . . and death.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

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!

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James Twining
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007190158 ISBN 13: 9780007190157
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007190157

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

JAMES TWINING
ISBN 10: 0007190158 ISBN 13: 9780007190157
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY7SO002TCO

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.65
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

James Twining
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007190158 ISBN 13: 9780007190157
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007190157

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

James Twining
Published by HarperCollins 2005-10-24 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007190158 ISBN 13: 9780007190157
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins 2005-10-24, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-HCL-00015130

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

James Twining
Published by HarperCollins (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007190158 ISBN 13: 9780007190157
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000180631

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

James Twining
Published by HarperCollins (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007190158 ISBN 13: 9780007190157
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2005. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780007190157

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.69
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

James Twining
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 0007190158 ISBN 13: 9780007190157
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007190157

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

James Twining
ISBN 10: 0007190158 ISBN 13: 9780007190157
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007190158. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007190158

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

James Twining
ISBN 10: 0007190158 ISBN 13: 9780007190157
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; 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, t. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780007190157_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Twining, James
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007190158 ISBN 13: 9780007190157
New Quantity Available: 14
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2005. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FC-9780007190157

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book