James Twining was born in London but spent much of his childhood in Paris. 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.
As hooded penitents march their floats through the cobbled streets, a man runs for his life, determined to keep an age-old secret. But time has just run out ...
When former art thief Tom Kirk hears of the tortuous crucifixion of a long-time friend, he immediately abandons his enquiry into the theft of a priceless Da Vinci and turns his attention to the murder.
Over in New York, Special Agent Jennifer Browne's forgery case is threatening to explode into a scandal that strikes at the heart of the global auction business. With the body count rising and a tabloid hack trailing her every move, she follows a lead to Paris where she comes face to face with Tom.