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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 GThey 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....

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ISBN : 9780060762209
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Number of Pages : 432 Pages
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The Double Eagle Reviews

  • Tea Jovanović
    2019-05-20 08:28

    For those who like to read Scott Mariani, for example... Or who like Harold Robbins and Sidney Sheldon... :)

  • nikos
    2019-04-29 01:33

    Ωραιο βιβλιο!!!!!!!!!Δραση εχει,κυνηγητο εχει,ληστεια εχει,φονο εχει, συνομωσια,μεχρι και ταβλι παιζουν!!!!!!!!!Μια χαρα!!!!!!!!!

  • Gill
    2019-05-17 06:20

    Took me a while to get into this book but I stuck with it and I'm glad I did. It's the story of a former CIA operative turned jewel thief who is wrongly accused of the theft of valuable coins from Fort Knox. An FBI agent is sent to bring him in and recover the coins. There are quite a few twists and turns and I didn't figure out the ending. Well written and a good story. I would recommend it.

  • Tony
    2019-04-30 02:12

    At the end of the day James Twining, coins are just not very exciting really are they? Even extremely rare ones from 1933 that sell for millions of dollars. No matter how much you tart up The Double Eagle, it can't really be classed as much of a thriller, nor is it a particularly engrossing mystery. It's more an upper-class crime drama, not quite a caper as it's lacking any real sense of humour that could have made it much more entertaining. As the launchpad for a new character and series, it's wanting.See, our protagonist Tom Kirk (billed as 'perfect for Tom Cruise', which should immediately ring alarm bells), isn't really as intriguing as Twining seems to think he is. For a thief, he's not all that cool. For a renegade in essence, he's not all that dangerous. And, crucially, for a man part of such a cool underground world as art theft, he's just not all that fun to be around. Twining writes him very staid, a little damaged behind the veneer, much as he does FBI agent Jennifer Browne - his beautiful counterpart cum partner, looking to prove herself after a Case Gone Wrong tainted her reputation. She really has a rod up her arse all the way through, barely cracking a smile, and as a duo despite Twining want us to believe they're a sassy pair sparking off each other from opposite sides... frankly they're just quite dull for most of it. Like a lot of the book, in fact. Po-faced I would describe Twining's writing - not bad, at times quite breezily paced (though he can't write incident for shit), but sorely lacking a tongue in cheek. His only outlet is the character of Archie, a jokey con artist who just isn't enough to prop up the book or make Tom & Jennifer more interesting. And much as the plot may twist & turn, taking in a glamorous location or two, without two engaging leads the whole thing falls down.Twining definitely has promise, and The Double Eagle is certainly not a bad piece of writing, it's just desperately trying to trick you into being thrilled when it's just... not. The fact in one scene he has Tom & a Turkish crook play backgammon and writes it like they're fighting to the death, should tell you everything about the level he pitches. That was the only moment I truly laughed at.

  • James
    2019-05-10 03:26

    This was a fun read. Not an amazing one, but yeah, a fun one. The sort of book you see sold en masse in shops at airports - ones that will give a quick dose of entertainment, if not pure quality.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 the woman - whose name, I am sorry, I have briefly forgotten - and how they wove those two stories together. Having said that, I thought that there may have been two many instances where you had a 'bridge' chapter, where some character would be introduced and used in just that one chapter. I found it quite annoying, and slightly jarring. But, it was nothing too lager and didn't really take anything major from the book. The characters were good, really good. I like the way that the two sides to Kirk were investigated - from his viewpoint, and then from the viewpoint of that woman - whose name, I am still sorry, I have not remembered - showing him as both a crook and as a wronged man doing what he can to survive. The writing itself. Well... as I tend to say in almost every review that I do; you have three style of writing - the bad (which makes you put a book down), the unnoticable (which most books are, and which doesn't do much more than tell the story and stay out of your way) and the amazing (which are rare, and really do blow you away). This book falls firmly within the 'unnoticeable' category - being there, but not apparent. Really being no more than a tool for the story.So, should you read this? If you have a spare few hours and want a fast, entertaining read then yeah, this is a good book. Have Fun Reading.

  • Stephen
    2019-05-08 04:35

    When a coin shows up on the body of a dead priest, the FBI take interest. Why? It's a 1933 Double Eagle - it is worth millions of dollars, there are only a few known to exist, and all of those are accounted where did this one come from? Upon further investigation not all the coins are accounted for, the 5 housed in Fort Knox are missing, and now agent Jennifer Browne is tasked with tracking down whoever managed a heist on one of the most well-protected buildings in the United States.This was a little slow for me at first. I had a hard time getting into it for the first 150 pages or so, but like many thrillers it does pick up once the plot develops. I'm not a huge fan of thrillers, but once things get underway it does what it's meant to do - provide the reader with an addicting story as a series of exciting and over-the-top events unfold.Ironically, the month this book was published it just so happened in real life 10 more 1933 Double Eagle's were discovered in Philadelphia. It was written a couple years before they were found so that may have pushed the publication, but it's still pretty interesting that the author wrote the story a couple years before such an incredible discovery.

  • Zare
    2019-04-25 02:20

    Story revolves around the Fort Knox robbery in which precious and very rare $20 golden coins have been stolen. Main character is Tom Kirk, professional thief and once-time secret agent specialized in getting-in-getting-out-silently operations. He is working with FBI agent whose career is in great jeopardy and is given last chance toredeem herself.[return]Interesting story and characters but storytelling is somewhat & . I do not know. It may be due to the fact that I read the translated edition and something was & well, lost in translation. Author obviously knows a lot about art and did his research on art-world underground but descriptions are & e.g. one of the characters, Corbet, is described as a person whose face has same lines as art-d

  • Chrissa Vasileiou
    2019-05-18 06:26

    H αλήθεια είναι πως,προσωπικά,σε κάποια σημεία του ψιλοβαρέθηκα,αλλά σε γενικές γραμμές το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο διαθέτει όλα εκείνα τα χαρακτηριστικά που κάνουν ένα αστυνομικό στόρυ πετυχημένο: δράση,κυβερνητικά μυστικά,ίντριγκες,κυνήγι με το χρόνο από χώρα σε χώρα και πολλές εκπλήξεις..Αν σκεφτεί κανείς πως αυτό το μυθιστόρημα είναι και το πρώτο του συγγραφέα,μπορούμε να μιλάμε για ένα εξαιρετικά καλοδουλεμένο ντεμπούτο..Θα ήθελα να βρω και τα υπόλοιπα κάποια στιγμή,ελπίζω να τα καταφέρω..Θα ήθελα πολύ να μάθω την εξέλιξη του Τομ Κερκ.. :)

  • kostasvamvoukakis
    2019-05-12 03:34

    4,5 * καλό θέμα με πολύ καλή πλοκή αλλά το πιο καλό του το τέλος που έχει τα πάντα

  • Jim
    2019-05-02 04:32

    In 1933, the United States went off the gold standard and the Federal Government required all citizens to turn in gold coins, bullion and other gold objects to the Federal Reserve in return for cash. Before this policy could be enacted, however, the U.S. Mint produced 330,000 twenty dollar gold coins, which were quickly nick-named the Double Eagle. Most of the coins were subsequently melted down and turned into gold bullion; two Double Eagles were given to the Smithsonian, where they remain on display to this day. A third coin was stolen from the U.S. Mint and sold to the Egyptian King. After it was auctioned to a private buyer, it was confiscated by the U.S. Government and is now on display at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City.All the above is fact. This novel begins when a Double Eagle coin is found in the stomach of an Italian priest murdered in Paris. The coin is given to the FBI, which subsequently determines that there are five Double Eagles held at Fort Knox. However, when Jennifer Browne, an FBI agent, goes to the depository, the coins are missing. This puts Browne on a hectic and fast paced search for all the four missing coins (the fifth being the one recovered from the Italian priest). Meanwhile, Tom Kirk, a former CIA operative who was separated from the agency and became a high valued art thief, is suspected of having stolen a Faberge egg in NYC and also of stealing the gold coins. The plot of this novel moves quickly, and there are lots of twists and turns and many surprises. It is a very good read.

  • Cathy Graham
    2019-05-09 03:08

    I need a better star system. One system for non fiction, one for genuinely thought provoking good writing and one for books like this. This was a perfectly fine book for a winter’s evening, especially if your senses have been dulled by a glass of mulled wine. The chapters are short. They all end on a cliff hanger. The writing style is British. The goodies are troubled, clever and attractive. The baddies are rich, cool and devious- they even have names like Darius so you know they’re going to be a baddie. (Contrast with Tom - you can’t be a baddie with a name like Tom!) Cockneys are chirpy though lacking in chimney sweep attire. The major downfall for me in this book was who on earth cares about some American non-coins? Faberge eggs, now that I can understand. Would I read another one? Yes- next winter, in front of a log fire, slightly sozzled, or possibly on a summer beach in Majorca with a jug of sangria but an arm’s length away.

  • John-Michael Lelievre
    2019-05-19 08:29

    I quite enjoyed this one, nothing too fancy or thought-provoking about it, but a fun read nonetheless, and with a little bit of unexpected heart.Basically the premise is an F.B.I. Agent (Jennifer Browne) is looking to redeem herself after an operation gone wrong, enter a case where some near priceless coins (The titular "Double Eagle") have been stolen from Ft. Knox. The case leads her to our solid, if a little antagonistic at times, main character, Tom Kirk, an art thief trying to get out of the game.What follows is an enjoyable adventure, full of twists and turns, some of which I saw coming, and some I didn't. The relationship between the two main protagonists was well done I thought, obviously some chemistry there, but not letting it bog down the story at all.An enjoyable read overall! I will definitely check out the rest of the series.

  • Plum-crazy
    2019-05-02 03:16

    Well, I quite enjoyed this to start with but for some reason during perhaps the last third of the book I began to lose interest...not sure why. Despite that, the characters, Tom & Jennifer were engaging enough & Tom is obviously destined to reappear in a sequel - I'll buy & read it if I come across it but won't be making a special effort to hunt it down.

  • Sharon Mosenfelder
    2019-04-24 06:09

    Lots of actionThis story spans the world in action, boggles the mind in double, double crosses, and pits two “agents” against their own government ‘s agencies in an effort to survive. Of course, the good guys prevail, but everyone else is suspect. Enjoy!

  • James Riley
    2019-05-20 01:18

    This was great.This was the start of a series. I can't wait to read more of them, and it. Give it a try, you'll like it.

  • Maryellen Walter
    2019-05-14 01:25

    This book concerns the heist of gold double eagles from Fort Lnoc and some subplots. The book started out as a page turner but toward the end I was bored. I think it was drawn out too much and the story line could have been wrapped up much sooner.

  • Kara Jorges
    2019-05-13 05:38

    Ex-CIA agent turned professional thief, Tom Kirk, is going to go straight and take over his father’s business…just as soon as he completes one last job. But when he steals a Faberge egg and leaves a hair at the scene, the FBI also tries to pin another theft on him. Tom knows nothing about the five priceless Double Eagles stolen from the vault at Fort Knox, and beautiful special agent Jennifer Browne believes him, even if it could sink her career for good. The two of them follow the trail of a stolen coin from Paris to London to Amsterdam and on to Istanbul. Jennifer needs to find the five stolen coins to save her career, and the powers that be have promised Tom full immunity from all his past problems with the CIA, and his subsequent life of crime, if he helps. Meanwhile, Tom and Jennifer are caught between a psychotic billionaire and a shadowy crime boss who will stop at nothing to get the coins first.As far as adventure thrillers go, this one scores pretty high. The characters aren’t terribly deep, but they’re likeable enough. There was plenty of action, and fairly decent intrigue. If I have any complaints, they are that I am tired of the cliché of female characters who have a $500-a-pair shoe habit. It’s tired, overdone, and it went nowhere in this story. It was also a bit creepy to think of someone keeping a drawerful of fresh blouses, as I don’t believe merely changing one’s shirt is sufficient to start the day. I kept wondering when Jennifer was going to brush her teeth or take a shower and change the rest of her clothes. Those were minor sidebars, though. While not the most compelling or original thriller I’ve ever read, this was a very decent book that didn’t make me roll my eyes. It was a pleasant way to pass a few hours, and I would read more by this author if I was to stumble across it.

  • Πάνος Τουρλής
    2019-05-07 00:15

    Έτσι κι έτσι. Το πρώτο βιβλίο με τον Τομ Κερκ, έναν υπερσύγχρονο κλέφτη αντικειμένων αξίας και τον θανάσιμο εχθρό του, τον Κάσσιο. Ο Διπλός Αετός είναι ένα χρυσό νόμισμα κοπής 1933, σε μια εποχή που η Αμερική βρισκόταν στο βρόχο της οικονομικής ύφεσης. Ως αποτέλεσμα, ο Ρούσβελτ μόλις έγινε Πρόεδρος ακύρωσε το Χρυσό Κανόνα και απαγόρευσε την παραγωγή, πώληση και κατοχή χρυσού. Όμως είχαν ήδη κοπεί 445.500 Διπλοί Αετοί και με τον νέο νόμο αναγκάστηκαν να τους λιώσουν. Όλους. Πλην 5 που αποθηκεύτηκαν στο Φορτ Νοξ για καθαρά συλλεκτικούς λόγους. Τι γίνεται όμως όταν αυτοί οι αετοί κλέπτονται; Από έναν άνθρωπο που έχει στο στόχαστρο τον Κερκ και θέλει να τον βγάλει από τη μέση καθιστώντας τον ένοχο για την κλοπή; Και πού κατέληξαν οι Αετοί; Σε ιδιώτες συλλέκτες; Σε πρόσωπα υπεράνω υποψίας; Ωμές περιγραφές και παγκόσμια ταξίδια σε Άμστερνταμ, Παρίσι, Κωνσταντινούπολη (καλά στη συγκεκριμένη πόλη, όπως περιέγραφε κάποιες συνήθειες και κάποιες συμπεριφορές σόρι αλλά γέλασα, δεν υφίστανται αυτά που γράφει). Μαγικά κόλπα, αγωνία, ανατροπές και άφθονο κυνηγητό. Μην ξεγελαστείτε από τους επαίνους των πρώτων σελίδων. Δεν έπιασα τι ακριβώς με χάλασε αλλά δεν είναι ούτε Φορσάιθ ούτε Λάλντλουμ (βλ. Μπορν). Ήταν λίγο πιεσμένα τα πράγματα, δεν αφέθηκε η πλοκή να κυλήσει χαλαρά, η σχέση μεταξύ της Τζένιφερ και του Κερκ ήταν λίγο κλασική (δε σε θέλω σε θέλω) και οι τελικές αποκαλύψεις για το ποιος ήταν πραγματικά ο Κάσσιος ήταν λίγο φωσκολική και παρατραβηγμένη. Ο Κάσσιος το σκάει. Άραγε ποιο να είναι το 2ο βιβλίο; Δηλαδή τώρα έχουμε μια σάγκα; Χμ...Ενώ τον Κούσλερ και τον ήρωά του τους παράτησα μετά το 3ο βιβλίο αυτόν εδώ μάλλον θα τον ξαναδιαβάσω σε νέες περιπέτειες.

  • Daniel Rudge
    2019-05-07 08:22

    A great premise, with excellent pacing and delightful plot cannot overcome some of the most cardboard characters in recent memory. Even worse, the main characters talk about how easily everything is falling in to place to solve the mystery and that maybe they are not looking deep enough. Then, they don't follow up and predictably, they should have dug deeper. In Paris, a priest is murdered, his mutilated body dumped into the Seine. He has taken a secret with him to his death -- a secret that is revealed during the autopsy, reawakening memories of Depression-era politics and a seventy-year-old heist. Jennifer Browne, an ambitious FBI agent, is assigned to the case. For her, this is a final opportunity to kick-start a career that stalled three years ago, after a fatal error in judgment. She is determined that this time there will be no mistakes. Her investigation soon comes across a daring robbery at Fort Knox. The immediate suspect is Tom Kirk, a brilliant young art thief and a man whose very existence threatens to bring down the newly elected president. Caught between his desire to get out of the game and his partner's insistence that he complete one last job for the criminal mastermind Cassius, Tom faces a race against time to clear his name -- a race that takes him from London to Paris, and Amsterdam to Istanbul, in a search for the real thieves and the legendary Double Eagle. Recommended to anyone looking for beach time reading, but don't go out of your way to find the book.

  • Meagan
    2019-05-24 06:15

    The Double Eagle revolves around two main characters, Jennifer Browne, a disgraced FBI agent, and Tom Kirk, a brilliant international art thief. The plot centres around the invasion of Fort Knox and the theft of the world's last remaining Double Eagles (the $20 gold coin ordered destroyed by President Roosevelt during the Great Depression). A murdered priest in France turns up the first clue, a Double Eagle coin found in his stomach after an autopsy. Brown believes that Kirk is involved in the heist, but both are forced by circumstance to work together to find the missing coins. Both have ulterior motives for finding the coins, and what ensues is a race across the globe into the heart of a conspiracy which may risk both their lives.I though it was a fantastic book that was very fast-paced and keeps me in suspense page after page. I loved Tom’s character and its complexity, he was a thief, he was good at it, wasn’t especially proud of his chosen profession, but he was willing to change that. While it was fast-paced, the plot was easy to follow. It had the right blend of action, suspense and romance to create an action-packed thriller which had me turning the pages to uncover the plot.

  • Vibha Hegde
    2019-05-15 03:08

    Blowing my mind away with this amazing piece of work. It should be called piece of art. This book is complete Thriller with guns,goons and FBI. The book is full of roller coaster ride with its "I-POINT-TO-OBVIOUS-CLUES" to "OH-MY-GOD!!! HOW-DID-THIS-SKIP-FROM-MY-BRAIN". The author takes the focus on one side of the story while something else is happening on the center of the plot.The story starts with Special Agent Jennifer Browne leading an investigation into the theft of rare Double Eagle coins from the high security Fort Knox. But the blame of the theft is laid onto a know notorious art thief Tom Kirk, who apparently was found robbing a rare diamond egg from New York museum. The game of hunt the True Thief begins when Tom's uncle is pulled into equation and killed, leading to a deal between Tom and Jennifer, the thief and the cop. Their hunt takes them to new places, giving new experiences and unraveling the whole theft scenario. The end left me shocked. I was asking the book cover as to how did I not see that coming??It's a wonderful read and an amazing book.

  • Theresa
    2019-05-03 00:11

    Maybe adventure lite?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's attracted to him. That never helps.They end up being quite the dynamic duo and she is right of course to trust him.My heart aches for him when he thinks both Jenn and Harry are dead. It aches more when he finds out he's wrong.It reads like an episode of your favorite adventure TV show, it has action and humor and a touch of romance. It leaves you happy at the end waiting for next weeks episode.

  • Christy
    2019-04-26 05:32

    Double Eagle is a great read for those who like crime thrillers. The last few chapters of this book are suspenseful with twists and turns that keep you guessing who the real thief is and which characters are truly loyal.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 character and what happened with them.I enjoyed reading the descriptions of the different countries in this book, but didn't like when a character spoke in another language and it wasn't fully translated. This didn't take away from the storyline, but I felt like some of the emotion was lost when I didn't understand fully what had been said (this only happened a few times throughout the book).Overall Double Eagle was a thrilling read with surprises to keep you reading till the end!

  • Sanjana Argula
    2019-05-15 02:27

    Tom Kirk- art thief, internationally wanted criminal and ex-intelligentsia. Jennifer Browne- Special Agent, disgraced and headed by stubborn bosses. Both form an alliance to uncover a major art heist. But it comes with its own problems.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 conspiracy that is pulling terror on the CIA, the NSA and even the Oval Office, in its wake.Risking their lives and with too many stakes stacked against them-lest they fail- they begin discovering conspiracies, theft, crime and greed. An overall amazingly written story about the Double-Eagle. All in all, inciting curiosity and a real page turner, this book is a truly marvelous read.

  • Ricky
    2019-05-03 06:37

    The first book featuring master art thief Tom Kirk, who is reluctantly forced to work with FBI agent Jennifer Browne as she searches for the thieves who have taken a rare gold coin. The coin is so rare because officially it isn't supposed to exist.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's series (The Geneva Deception), and thoroughly enjoyed that. Combined with the cliffhanger ending of sorts that this novel has, I'm sure that Twining made some real improvements to books 2 and 3.

  • Kevin
    2019-05-22 03:30

    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.

  • Michael Alan Grapin
    2019-05-23 01:14

    Tom Kirk is an ex-CIA operative believed dead but now active as a high end cat burglar targeting such items as the Faberge egg that is almost his undoing. A priest turns up murdered in Europe and the autopsy reveals a 1933 double eagle worth eight million dollars in his stomach. Jennifer Browne is an FBI agent desperately trying to outrun her past. After it is discovered that the five 1933 double eagles believed to be housed at Fort Knox turn up missing, the prime suspect is Tom Kirk and Jennifer Browne is sent to track him down. Thus the adventure begins with twists and turns aplenty in this well crafted suspense novel.

  • Hristina Ivanova
    2019-04-24 03:37

    Suprisingly I really,really liked that book. It was very well written,very James-Rollins style,which I love. Even though it's not as amazing as Dan Brown, it was very interesting, the storylines kept intertwining throughout the whole novel.Also I love it when several books in a row have the same main characters,without them being classified as 'sequels'. Sequels tend to get quite annoying when you get to the 3rd book and the storyline stays the same as in the first one,it's just too boring. With that said,my overall experience with the book was great,absolutely recommend it to people who liked Dan Brown,James Rollins and Matthew Reilly's novels.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-24 04:14

    I picked this book up on a whim from a thrift store in Scotland while I was on Spring Break from university, but didn't get around to reading it until about a month later. When I did start reading it, the only reason I put it down was sleep and class. It grabs you right from the start and doesn't let you go. The history and details were well reasearched and believable. I thought the romantic plotline was a bit too predictable, but still fun. One thing that probably tripled my enjoyment of the book was that I finished it in Istanbul and was seeing all the sights mentioned in the book first hand. It's a great, fast-paced action read that I will recommend to all my friends.

  • Meghan Cooper
    2019-05-12 06:23

    I admit that i absolutely love this book. It was as good as a dan brown novel and it may sound like it was an author trying to imatate Dan Brown, but i felt like it was actually James Twining's style that was coming out in the book. I loved the main characters I thought they lead the book well and I loved the romance between them. The tension was well built and it always left you wanting more. At the end though I didn't feel like it ended properly and I thought that James could have finished it off better but still I enjoyed it so much. I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. I would recommend this to all Dan Brown fans and others who fancy giving it a go!