The Gold Trackers Author:Duff Hart-Davis ASIN: B0006CAGTC — Publisher: Doubleday; [1st ed. in the U.S.A.] edition (January 5, 1970) — Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds — Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 73-103751 — Officially, San Sholto was going to Saint Mathew Island--a barren volcanic outcropping in the middle of the Atlantic, notable only for its joint British-American space communic... more »ations base--to cover an upcoming Apollo space shot for the London Post from a new angle. Unofficially, though, he was going to hunt for almost half-a-million dollars in gold that had been cached on the Island in the 1830's and forgotten in all but a few obscure private papers.
Sholto was just getting a promising start on both projects when complications set in. The space shot proved to be a much bigger story than he had anticipated. None of the military men on the island seemed a likely candidate for the role of accomplice in gold-smuggling. His editor wanted him to leave and cover a revolutions in Africa.
As the countdown for the shot nears, a booby-trapped jeep, the sudden disappearance of four gold bars, an urgent cable from London, a Red Emergency Alert at the space center, and a frantic scramble across the island's diabolical lava terrain bring Sam Sholto fact to face with the biggest story of his career--if he can live to file it.« less