From the Publisher
When Mark Mayfield's business fails he remembers a solid gold Buddha that he saw in Thailand while on leave from the Vietnam conflict. He presuades himself that to steal a hunderd pounds of gold from the statures back would really hurt no-one. He enlists three life long friends to join the adventure. Mark spemds severasl months in Thailand building a yacht. The others arrive, the temple is breached, the gold is secured and secreted in the keel of the yacht. Mark falls in love, his sweetheat is kidnapped by drug smugglers and he goes to the rescue. Sailing home they are attacked by Thai pirates and they meet intrigue in Kuwait where there is a plot to steal the gold. Finally the four adventurers are on a plane that is hijacked and headed for the middle east. The story is full of action and as near factual as research can make it.