The golden gate alistair maclean

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the golden gate alistair maclean

The Golden Gate by Alistair MacLean

A tense and nerve-shattering classic from the highly acclaimed master of action and suspense.


is how the journalists describe the Presidential motorcade as it enters San Francisco across the Golden Gate. Even the ever-watchful FBI believe it is impregnable—as it has to be with the President and two Arab potentates aboard.

But halfway across the bridge the unthinkable happens. Before the eyes of the world a master criminal pulls off the most spectacular kidnapping in modern times…
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The Golden Gate is a novel written by the Scottish author Alistair MacLean. It was first released in the United Kingdom by Collins in and later in the same.
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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. But he literally misses a single detail - and his plan is now in danger of being what comes crashing down. High tension, fast pace. I normally like MacLean novels, and to a certain degree, I enjoyed this, but I think it had some flaws too. The book is about the hijacking of the US president and an Arab king and prince on their coach in the middle of the Golden Gate bridge during a visit to San Francisco. Everything has been meticulously planned out. The bridge is wired with explosives.

Yes folks — Only one man can save the president! However, around his style, already tending towards flippancy and facetiousness, began to be dominated by this often silly tone, expressed in sentences which frequently spiralled out of control — and the plots themselves began to feel less like novels conceived as novels, and more like drafts of screenplays, novelisations of bad 70s disaster films or made-for-TV movies. The President is elderly and courteous but quick to anger if life is threatened. His Swedish number two, Van Effen, is ready with a machine gun to shoot anyone who steps out of line also rather like the blonde number two baddie in Die Hard. The beautiful girl journalist, April Wednesday, at first accuses Revson of being a heartless bastard, but then comes to realise he is their only hope, until she is eventually kissing him and telling him not to get hurt.

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It was first released in the United Kingdom by Collins in and later in the same year by Doubleday in the United States. A team of criminals led by mastermind Peter Branson kidnaps the President of the United States and his two guests from the Middle East , a prince and a king, on San Francisco 's Golden Gate Bridge , in a masterfully conceived and clockwork-timed operation. Branson and his men block off both ends of the bridge, wire it with explosives, and demand half a billion dollars and a full pardon for themselves. Any rescue attempts will result in the detonation of the explosives, which will kill the President and his guests and destroy the Golden Gate Bridge. However, Branson is an egomaniac, and he cannot resist attention from the media. So he invites the press to stay on the bridge and cover the story.


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