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Publisher's Summary

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

A rolling for Knox 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....

©1963 Devoran Trustees Ltd (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Startlingly good...tense...ingenious." ( Sunday Express)
"Alistair MacLean is a magnificent storyteller." ( Sunday Mirror)

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Good book; Awful narrator

A good narrator can make a book, an awful narrator ruins a good book. This narrator thinks that the only way narrate is for long dramatic pauses. If you removed his pauses you would shave off an hour of the book. His style is irritating to say the least. I know I will never buy another book Jonathan Oliver has narrated.

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Fabulous adventure story from the master!

A tense, gripping and fun adventure story. The narrator does a great job with the voices and characters.

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Alistair Maclean, nothing else really needs saying. I grew up reading these as my introduction to spy/thriller/mystery and having them begin to be Audibled is just cause for a happy dance. The narration was easy to listen to and thus, enjoyable. Now to keep my eye out for which other they will do... hoping to see The Golden Rendezvous, and Way to a Dusty Death...
Anyway, more credits, and cash, will be exchanged for more Mavcean's.