From the back cover:
A golden web of intrigue is about to ensnare you!
BRIEFING: Three famous physicists have disappeared. Now, an M.I.6 agent assigned to protect anothe world-renowned nuclear physicist has been discovered dead of skin suffocation — his body covered, gold paint. Only one man is known to use this bizarre method — Auric Goldfinger. Has Goldfinger returned, or is someone mimicking his lethal methods? Whatever links the missing scientist's with the agent's death must be discovered quickly, or the results may prove catastrophic to the world.
MISSION: Your double mission is to solve the murder of the M.I.6 agent and to protect the imperiled scientist. The assignment will not be easy, for the enemy is weaving a trap for you. He will lure you on with an intrigue combining ancient myth and modern technology. He wants to snare you in his golden web, for Goldfinger's burning hatred of you and M.I.6 must be satisfied. Are you brave enough to follow the golden threads of danger?