Gold is worse poison to a man’s soul, doing more murders in this loathsome world, than any mortal drug.
- – William Shakespeare
The sudden and unexpected appearance of perhaps the rarest coin, the double eagle, leads FBI agent, Jennifer Browne, on a trail from Fort Knox to France and Turkey and many places in between. In The Double Eagle the investigation dips into the seedy underworld of black market of stolen artifacts and brings Browne together with an elusive former CIA agent who now works as a specialist acquiring works of art.
Author James Twining bonds this unlikely pair together in their pursuit of the golden coin. I cannot say that this novel kept me on the edge of my seat, but I found the thriller very thrilling and worth reading. One interesting fact is that a day after I finished this book there was an announcement in my local paper that a real double eagle is currently on tour in Europe. It is valued at around $7.6 million.