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The Black Sun

Format:  Paperback,

48 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Dec 2007

ISBN-13: 9780060762216

ISBN-10: 0060762217

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It is a secret that has been hidden for more than a half-century. The clues have been scattered across the globe. Now someone has begun to piece them together. And the future of the world depends on their being stopped in time.

In Maryland, a vicious gang breaks into the National Cryptologic Museum and steals a Nazi Enigma machine. In a London hospital, an Auschwitz survivor is murdered in his bed, his killers making off with a macabre trophy: the old man's severed left arm. In Prague, a seemingly worthless painting is stolen from a synagogue.

Three cities. Three thefts.

Could there possibly be a connection?

Former art thief Tom Kirk certainly sees no reason to link the crimes when he is first asked to investigate. But when the stolen painting turns up alongside the amputated arm, he realizes that he has uncovered an elaborate trail of clues laid down in the dying days of the Third Reich by a secret order of SS knights. Clues leading to a fabled treasure lost in the ashes of war that is the key to a deadly game where the ultimate prize is life itself--Tom's included.

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Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Dec 2007
ISBN-13: 9780060762216
ISBN-10: 0060762217
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 48
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.46
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.0 x 6.75 x 1.25

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2006-11-01)

Former CIA agent-turned-art thief Tom Kirk returns! Reformed in Twining's debut, The Double Eagle, Kirk and his partner now operate an art-recovery business. They are consulted when a Prague synagogue is vandalized and a seemingly worthless painting purloined. Meanwhile, a World War II Enigma machine is stolen from a U.S. military museum, and an Auschwitz survivor is murdered in his London hospital room, the murderers having amputated and absconded with his tattooed arm.

What could the connection possibly be? Once again, Twining offers a tremendously well-researched and exciting adventure that delves into the secret orders of the Nazi hierarchy and traces the history and lore of Nazi plunder. This work takes readers on a journey full of twists and surprises as Kirk races to find Russia's legendary Amber Room (also the subject of Steve Berry's thriller The Amber Room). Recommended for most popular fiction collections.

[See Prepub Alert, LJ 8/06.] - Laura A.B. Cifelli, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., FL

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2006-08-01)

What do a stolen Enigma machine, the amputated arm of a Holocaust survivor, and a painting lifted from a synagogue have in common? CIA dropout Tom Kirk (fresh from Twining's debut, The Double Eagle) is about to find out.

Book description

It is a secret that has been hidden for more than a half-century. The clues have been scattered across the globe. Now someone has begun to piece them together. And the future of the world depends on their being stopped in time.

In Maryland, a vicious gang breaks into the National Cryptologic Museum and steals a Nazi Enigma machine. In a London hospital, an Auschwitz survivor is murdered in his bed, his killers making off with a macabre trophy: the old man's severed left arm. In Prague, a seemingly worthless painting is stolen from a synagogue.

Three cities. Three thefts.

Could there possibly be a connection?

Former art thief Tom Kirk certainly sees no reason to link the crimes when he is first asked to investigate. But when the stolen painting turns up alongside the amputated arm, he realizes that he has uncovered an elaborate trail of clues laid down in the dying days of the Third Reich by a secret order of SS knights. Clues leading to a fabled treasure lost in the ashes of war that is the key to a deadly game where the ultimate prize is life itself—Tom's included.

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