This was a pleasurable find for a debut novel. I love finding new authors who create that longing for their next title to be released. I am already counting the days until I can read "The Black Sun".
If you enjoy action with a twist of historical mystery, this novel is one for you. The best way I can describe it is Hudson Hawk meets Clive Cussler with more believable action/character development with the main character.
One thing I've started doing is, looking up the websites of authors whose book I REALLY enjoyed, and reading who THEY consider THEIR favorite authors. Having just finished an excellent book by Christopher Reich (The Prince of Risk), I looked up HIS favorite authors, and it was there I found James Twining. So, I ordered Double Eagle and I was NOT disappointed! I won't cover the plot or storyline, but the gist of it is, a reformed art thief turns "straight" and helps an FBI agent (pretty female, of course) solve a crime. There are plenty of twists along the way and it all made for a very enjoyable read. FAR better than your typical Patterson, et al. More akin to Daniel Silva's books. I highly recommend it.
Very good book and great beginning for the series. Tom Kirk is a highly skilled jewel thief who is hanging up his tools for good. Archie, his contact, has just one more job that must be done if they both are to live. Tom thinks Archie is overstating the matter. In Washington, D.C. at FBI headquarters, Jennifer Browne is given a second chance to prove herself and she has been tasked to find the Double Eagles (gold $20 pieces). A series of events just drop all kinds of clues to Jennifer and her superiors are convinced that the theft of the gold coins from Fort Knox was engineered by Tom Kirk. All the events in the book come together so well and there are lots of surprises for the reader. I will definitely read the rest of the series. My only minus is that the book is pretty graphic in describing the violence so I would skim that. :)
The Double Eagle was my first James Twining book but it won't be my last. I have already ordered his second book, The Black Sun. This book had major twists and turns and the ending was so surprising. Can't believe this was Twining's debut thriller. I have to say that this book is extraordinary!