The Destroyer #2
Warren Murphy & Richard Sapir
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Someone has taken a special interest in the Brewster Forum think tank. Compromising photos have been taken. Their security officer is dead under suspicious circumstances. Information about its members is being traded in shadowy places by shadowy figures. This wouldn't normally be a job for America's most deniable law enforcement agency, but the Forum has recently devised what they call a "simple little plan to conquer the world." That makes it national security matter of the greatest delicacy, which makes it a job for Remo Williams.
Remo Williams is The Destroyer, an all-American cop recruited—through highly unorthodox methods—by a secret government law-enforcement organization. Trained in the esoteric martial art of Sinanju by his aged Korean mentor, Chiun, Remo is America's last line of defense against mad scientists, organized crime, ancient undead gods, and anything else that threatens the Constitution. An action-adventure series leavened with social and political satire, the Destroyer novels have been thrilling readers worldwide for decades.
Love this series!
Great for fans, but not first-timers.
Had the series not evolved into what it eventually became, I don't think I would've stuck with it. This book is all but devoid of the humor and lightness, even in dark situations, that becomes such a trademark of the Destroyer series. Still, you can see the beginnings of what will emerge, and that's kind of neat. I recommend this book to curious fans of the series, but certainly not to newbies checking it out for the first time.