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Double Daggers
     

Double Daggers

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by James Clifford
 
DOUBLE DAGGERS is the story of a curse that spans the ages . . .
The curse begins with the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March. The chief conspirator in the assassination is Marcus Brutus who mints a coin celebrating his role in the heinous plot.
Today, that coin is known as the Eids of March or Double Dagger Denarius and it is the most famous

Overview

DOUBLE DAGGERS is the story of a curse that spans the ages . . .
The curse begins with the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March. The chief conspirator in the assassination is Marcus Brutus who mints a coin celebrating his role in the heinous plot.
Today, that coin is known as the Eids of March or Double Dagger Denarius and it is the most famous coin in all of ancient antiquity. DOUBLE DAGGERS is the story of four men's unrelenting obsession to acquire the coin, and what befalls them once they finally have it in their possession.
The four men are: Marcus Brutus, a knight traveling on the Crusades, an SS lieutenant under Hitler, and a modern day Wall Street trader. But these men have something more in common than just their obsession to possess the famous coin--
And that is the true mystery and curse of the Double Daggers.

Editorial Reviews

Cherie Fisher
James R. Clifford has struck gold, or should I say silver denarius, with “Double Daggers,” a fast paced historical fiction. This book has it all – drama, intrigue and historical facts.
Even the epilogue is unexpected in “Double Daggers” when the author ties all the owners of the EID MAR coin together in a very surprising way. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and hope to see more from this very talented author.
James Cox
Creatively presenting the devilish intentions and pursuits of the four lead characters and their intertwining fates of the four books, Double Daggers is a riveting historical interpretation of the great mythological powers of the legendary Roman coin. Benefiting from the author's historical research and vividly acute concepts drawn from the rule of Roman, Crusading, Nazi and modern eras, Double Daggers is very strongly recommended as a complex, superbly crafted, thoroughly entertaining novel fro
Mayra Calvani
Double Daggers is a fascinating story revolving around the infamous Eids of March coin.Clifford's language flows beautifully, engaging the reader until the end. The characters, with their sinister motivations, are well drawn, and the well-researched historical background adds color and credibility to the story. With each lead character, a distinct, vivid world is presented. Combining history with a touch of the paranormal, Double Daggers is an original, well-crafted-and dare I say strange-story.
Michelle Boucher-Ladd
If you want to read something edge-of-your-seat-engaging, historically fascinating, and really well written - cash it in for Double Daggers, by James R. Clifford. It’s worth every penny, or should I say, denarium. This book would make wonderful book club fodder, it is well written and intriguing to end.
Norman Goldman
James R. Clifford has been graced with a fertile imagination as evidenced with his new novel Double Daggers. The novel's fictional history and mythology is rich and well conceived, attesting to Clifford's extensive research. This is one novel that will refuse to be forgotten long after it has been put to rest on one's book- shelf, as Clifford's characters linger in the readers' minds as well as his scenes that have an icy clarity to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897542173
Publisher:
Conservatory of American Letters
Publication date:
02/10/2006
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

I graduated from University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) in 1990 and even though I still haven't figured out how I found myself working for Smith Barney in New York. After a fun and exciting four years I moved back to the south where I've been ever since. I continue to work as a stockbroker mostly because I haven't figured out how to make enough money from writing books.
My books include Blackbeard's Gift, Double Daggers and I recently finished Ten Days to Madness which will be published in the near future. Additionally, I co-authored a children’s book with Zee Ann Poerio titled A Griffin In Her Desk.
I live in Charleston, SC with my wife and three daughters which is another reason I still work as a stockbroker, I need to start saving for weddings. When I'm not working, writing, trying to peddle my books or with my family, I've been known to play mediocre golf, fish a little and enjoy a beer or two.
I can be reached at or give me a call (888) 564-0943

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Double Daggers 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Double Daggers is a fascinating and wonderfully fashioned plot. A historical story line that covers four time periods, all these time periods are connected by cursed coins (the Eidibus Martiis). Minted by Marcus Brutus, the Eidibus Martiis commemorated the date of Julius Caesar’s murder (March 15, 44BC). The first story of these coins details the creation and political aspirations of Brutus. The second story is set during the Crusades with the main character being Michael (the least favorite son and a drunk). Michael becomes friends with the Emperor Alexius’s younger brother, Prince Nicephorus. Michael abandons his position in the Crusades to assist in a plot to over take Emperor. The third story features a Nazi Colonel and friend to Hilter named Maxwell Von Studt. Maxwell follows the Aryan Nation and The Third Reich (I think this might of been the most disturbing story telling for me). The fourth and final story follows the greed of Gordon Gekko and his ambitions on Wall Street. In his pursuits of the "American Dream", Gordon is overtaken with his greed and what was his dream becomes his nightmare. W O W ! ! ! Highly descriptive and authentic dialogue makes you feel like you are right there through out the ownership of the Eidibus Martiis coins. I found some of the stories, ok most of it, very disturbing but accurate to historical facts of these time periods. To be upset by Clifford’s created circumstances means he did a great job pulling me right into his tale. Yes, it is history repeating itself over and over, men making the same mistake we might find ourselves making. Magnificent writing once again James R. Clifford! This is not an easy reading entertaining tale but so worth it! 5 Stars! I did receive a replica copy of these coins from Mr. Clifford, when he sent me this marvelous book. I will be keeping them as a reminder of how coveting, greed (our struggle for power) can become a curse, although not sure keeping a replica is even a good idea :D. Thank you James! This copy of Double Daggers was given to me by James R. Clifford in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Double Daggers is a thrilling and unique book that tells a story of the greatest failure of mankind - Greed. Mr. Clifford develops 4 main characters dating back to the assasination of Julius caesar to present day. This historical fiction novel is a piece of art that will have readers, of all kinds, enthralled and captivated from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heartily recommend Double Daggers to any one who enjoys a beautifully crafted, unique plot. It¿s obvious Clifford has done considerable research to authentically reproduce the four time periods the novel covers, particularly the scenes dealing with Julius Caesar¿s assassination and funeral. The realistic dialogue and descriptions are especially effective in bringing the story to life. Although the novel deals with four parallel stories, Clifford completely avoided making the characters seem repetitious. All in all this is an exceptional story that will keep the reader engaged to the last page and beyond.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Double Daggers is a fascinating story revolving around the infamous Eids of March coin¿the very first coin Brutus had minted after his assassination of Julius Caesar. The novel spans the ages, from 44 BC to the modern times, and offers the reader an intriguing glimpse into the lives of four different men¿Marcus Brutus, a knight during the crusades, a lieutenant working for Hitler, and a Wall Street trader¿as they become into contact with the ¿cursed¿ coin and their lives mysteriously take a turn for the worse. Clifford¿s language flows beautifully, engaging the reader until the end. The characters, with their sinister motivations, are well drawn, and the well-researched historical background adds color and credibility to the story. With each lead character, a distinct, vivid world is presented. Combining history with a touch of the paranormal, Double Daggers is an original, well-crafted¿and dare I say strange¿story that will be enjoyed by all. Strongly recommended.