Shrouded in Mysteries

The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate

by Alistair MacLean (Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976)

Jacket illustration: William Maughan
Jacket typography: Lewis Friedman


En route from San Francisco to inspect the site of a new American-Arab oil refinery, the President of the United States and two visiting Middle Eastern heads of state are brought to an abrupt and historic halt.
   In the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidential motorcade is waylaid by a most uncommon criminal who begins a civilized reign of terror aimed at bringing him a king's ransom ... and heaping public humiliation on this country's Chief Executive.
   And with the world watching via a commandeered TV network, the kidnappers wire the towers of the bridge with explosives as an earnest of their second threat: to plunge the Golden Gate Bridge into the waters of San Francisco Bay....