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James Twining
HarperCollins Publishers (2007)
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The Gilded Seal book. James Twining was born in London but spent much of his childhood in Paris.

The Gilded Seal book. Determined to avenge his friend's death, former art thief Tom Kirk. After graduating from Christ Church, Oxford with a first-class degree in French Literature, he joined the investment bank UBS, working in their corporate finance division. In 1999 he left to set up his own company and in 2001 was named as one of the eight 'Best of Young British' entrepreneurs in The New Statesman. James lives in London with his wife, Victoria, and is now a full-time writer. Twining wrote his first book The Double Eagle in 2003.

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The Gilded Seal Twining James HarperCollins USA 9780061671869 : THE GILDED SEAL, the third book in the thrilling Tom Kirk series, is a high-wire act of fast-paced narrative and engaging myster.

Twining wrote his first book "The Double Eagle" in 2003 and was signed up by agency Curtis Brown. Twining's third novel staring Tom Kirk, titled "The Gilded Seal", was published in the UK in October 2007. It was published by Harper Collins in the UK and USA in 2005. A sequel, "The Black Sun", was published in 2006. Both books feature art thief Tom Kirk and are set in the art world and underworld. In each case, Twining builds a modern day thriller involving art theft around a series of historical events and/or artifacts.

The Gilded Seal Текст. What does that mean?’ ‘Only one way to find out,’ Tom said as he reached into the desk for his address book. Have you seen the time?’ she warned him. ‘He’s up to something,’ he muttered, nodding at the stolen obelisk and the empty envelope.

  • Uickabrod
I really liked the first two books to this series. I couldn't wait to read this one. This book finds former art thief, Tom Kirk in a race to save The Mona Lisa. It seems that someone is after it, and the only way to protect it is to steal it himself. Who can Krik trust? Can he trust old friends? I don't want to say to much about this book. If you go into it not expecting to much, you may like it more than I did. It was kind of a let down for me.
  • Fordrellador
not as compelling as the other books, still, a good read if you are a fan of the character.
  • Zodama
Another one in a different series that my son and I share.
Maybe one day my husband will join us.
  • Dalallador
Having read James Twining's previous two books, The Double Eagle and The Black Sun, I expected a little more from this offering. The historical mystery seems overshadowed by action sequences that are a cross between Jason Bourne, Mission Impossible and Wile E Coyote. He also introduces several shadowy underworld figures that are almost unbelievable and are certainly unrealistic.

If judging this book as a screenplay for an action movie, I would give it 3 stars. As an Dan Brown-esque historical, conspiracy theory mystery it is about 2 1/2 stars.

  • Umsida
This is the first novel I have read by Twining. I found it interesting but not compelling. For the first third of the book it was difficult to keep the cast of characters in mind & I often had to look back to see who was who. It has an interesting plot with many twists. The historical references interwoven in the story made it worth the read. Lots of violence and murders.
  • MarF