The Golden Gate
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)

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

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