In Paris a priest is murdered, the killers dumping his mutilated body into the Seine. Only he has taken a secret with him to his death. A secret that reveals itself during his autopsy and resurrects the spectre of a seventy-year-old heist. Jennifer Browne, a young and ambitious FBI agent is assigned to the case. This is her last chance to kick start a career that has stalled after one fatal error of judgement three years before. Her investigation uncovers a daring robbery from Fort Knox and
Tom Kirk, a brilliant young art thief, is her prime suspect. Tom, caught between his desire to get out of the game and his partner's insistence that he complote one last job for the criminal mastermind Cassius, finds himself on the run in a race against time to clear his name. A race that takes him from
London to Paris, Amsterdam to Istanbul in a search for the real thieves and the legendary Double Eagle.