Mike Dolinsky. Golden Gate Caper (1976) 224 pp. [pbo]
Publisher’s description: “The gang was holed up in an abandoned house in the hills beyond San Francisco. Nick Fowler, their leader, an ultra-cool descendant of a proud line of master thieves. Skinny John, a freaky ex-con who used Zen to try to control his crazy killer karma. Arny, a black drop-out from the Mafia who wanted nothing to do with whitey’s weird ways. Betty, a gorgeous blonde who believed in revolution, especially the sexual one. Michi, a beautiful and bitter oriental girl who had to be persuaded that all men were not poison. They were trapped. They knew it. The police knew it. The press knew it. They had tried a nice, medium-sized heist, and failed, and now it was just a matter of time before it was all over. That was when Nick looked down through a telescope at the Golden Gate Bridge gleaming in the sun. And suddenly he knew the action was only just beginning…”
Setting: San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge)