The Golden Gate
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Published: 1976



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 (MacLean novel)
1976 novel by Alistair MacLean

The Golden Gate is a novel written by the Scottish author Alistair MacLean. It was first released in the United Kingdom by Collins in 1976 and later in the same year by Doubleday in the United States.

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Main Characters
April Wednesday TV company fashion photographer
O'Hare Doctor - on ambulance, aids Revson in combating the criminals
Van Effen Branson's lieutenant- criminal
Prince Prince of a Middle Eastern State with oil - kidnapped
King King of a Middle Eastern country with oil - kidnapped
General Cartland Chief of Staff - kidnapped
Paul Revson FBI agent who saves the day
Peter Branson 38 Runs the team who kidnap the President, King, Prince and the Golden Gate Bridge - chief criminal
Other Characters
Rogers Explosives specialist
Milton Secretary for State
Jensen (Harriman) Criminal - pretneds to be Jensen - Head of the FBI in California
Chrysler Criminal
Muir Under-secretary - kidnapped
Boyann Communications soldier
Bernard Hendrix Chief of Police
Peters Criminal
John Quarry Secretary of the Treasury
Grafton Reporter for A.P. (Associated Press)
Dougan Reporter for Reuters
Carmody Explosives specialist
Commander Pearson Commands a submarine
Kylenski Food specialist
General Carter General
Admiral Newson Admiral
James Hagenbach Head of the FBI
Vice-President Richards Vice-president of the USA
Kowalski Criminal
John Morrison Mayor of San Francisco
Mahoney Policeman who is tied up to steal the patrol car
Parker Criminal
Giscard Criminal
Lieutenant Martinez Helicopter pilot - government - tied up
Lieutenant Ashbridge Helicopter pilot - government - tied up
Bradley Helicopter pilot - criminal
Johnson Helicopter pilot - criminal
Reston Explosives expert - criminal
Nimitz Policeman who is tied up to steal the patrol car
Yonnie Criminal
Hansen Energy Czar to the president - dies through hastily eating contaminated food
Sheikh Kharan Oil minister to the Prince - kidnapped
Sheikh Iman Oil minister to the King
Commander Eysenck Manages US Naval Air Station Alameda

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