Gold Bay: An Adam Weldon Thriller by William McGinnis
Ex-Navy SEAL Adam Weldon tracks down kidnappers who have the San Francisco Bay Area teetering on the brink of societal collapse. In this white-knuckled ride—much of it via sailboat—through not only the Bay’s world-famous watery landscape but also its unique subcultures and quirky neighborhoods, Adam allies with a tech-savvy Oakland cop, child sicario hitmen, and undercover FBI agent Tripnee to battle an out-of-control Silicon Valley billionaire, a charismatic cult with dark secrets, Bay pirates, an apparently unstoppable cartel well on its way to achieving the total corruption and brutalization of the Bay Area, and—if that weren’t enough—moral rot extending into the highest reaches of the US government.
In the course of this gripping, life-and-death race against time, Adam comes to understand his extraordinary uncle—and himself—as never before. Could his Uncle Peace, a cantankerous ex-Zen monk, be the key not only to saving the Bay Area—and America—but also to sparking a civilizing cultural and spiritual renaissance?