Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday Memes: The Golden Gate by Robert Buettner

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

On New Year's Eve, 2019. a bearded jogger, shivering visibly in orange Lycra tights, chased after a plaid fedora that a frigid night wind swirling in off the Pacific had snatched from his head.
Friday 56:
Kate pointed at the screen over the male pilot's shoulder. "You're making that claw move with this thingy under your hand?"

"Yes, ma'am. Actually we call that claw a manipulator, and this thingy's called a joystick."
This week I am reading The Golden Gate by Robert Buettner. I got this eARC from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
An exciting future thriller from nationally best-selling author of the Orphan's Legacy science fiction saga. A face-off with killers in order to guard a secret that could change humanity forever.


When the world’s richest man is the victim of a car bomb and literally blown off the Golden Gate Bridge the attack is attributed to terrorists and the world moves on. But some still wonder. Was Manuel Colibri targeted because, as Silicon Valley rumor has it, he was about to make the dream that people alive today can live to be one thousand come true?

Two people are pursuing the truth. Tech journalist Kate Boyle and recovering Iraq war veteran Ben Shepard race through the Bay Area chasing the only clues the reclusive Colibri left behind. They discover not only each other but a cosmic secret that can change human history—and may cost them their lives.


  1. Sounds fascinating...although this "future" is not that far away, come to think of it.

    Enjoy! Here's mine: “THE MISSING”

  2. Sounds like fun. I missed seeing this one.

  3. Not tried this author before. It sounds interesting. That excerpt had me thinking of that game where you move the claw to grab the stuffed animal. LOL

    My Friday 56 from Guarded

  4. A fun 56! I'd love for you and your readers to checkout my BB & 56 . . .

  5. Great description of a quirky character in the opening. That's quite an outfit he's wearing. The setting isn't that far in the future!
    My Friday post features Náápiikoan Winter.

  6. This sounds bizarre but like a lot of fun! The clothes described in the beginning paint quite a picture!

  7. Got a Bond feel to it when you look at the cover. Sounds good too! Wishing you the best for 2017!

  8. I've never read a future thriller--I'm really curious!


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