Hostage Tower (Alistair MacLean's UNACO) by John Denis
Introducing UNACO - the United Nations Anti Crime Organisation - an elite team of agents who battle the world's deadliest criminals. When the mission looks impossible, the world calls upon UNACO.
The most ingenious criminal in the world has come up with his most spectacular exploit, to kidnap the mother of the president of the United States and hold her and the Eiffel Tower to ransom.
He hires for his team:
* a top weapons expert, who can steal and use the newest, most secret military equipment
* the best cat burglar, who can scale any heights
* a man whose extraordinary strength and ingenuity will conquer any obstacle.
Faced with this audacious crime of the century, the world's top politicians can only turn to UNACO and its team.