When you're on death row, minutes from the electric chair, and a hook-handed monk offers to save your life if you'll just swallow a simple little pill... what've you got to lose? You take the pill. Then you wake up in the back of an ambulance, officially "dead," headed to an undisclosed location. Welcome to your new life working for CURE. It's the most secret, most deniable, most extra-judicial government agency ever to exist. Only the President knows about it, and even he doesn't control it.
That's what happened to Remo Williams, a New Jersey cop framed for a murder he didn't commit. Framed by the very people who saved him, in fact. And now, trained in esoteric martial arts by Chiun, master of Sinanju, he's going to become the ultimate killing machine. Remo will be America's last line of defense against mad scientists, organized crime, ancient undead gods, and anything else that threatens the Constitution.
Remo Williams is the Destroyer. An action-adventure series leavened with social and political satire, the Destroyer novels have been thrilling readers worldwide for decades.
WARREN MURPHY was born in Jersey City, where he worked in journalism and politics until launching the Destroyer series with Richard Sapir in 1971. A screenwriter (Lethal Weapon II, The Eiger Sanction) as well as a novelist, Murphy’s work has won a dozen national awards, including multiple Edgars and Shamuses. He has lectured at many colleges and universities, and is currently offering writing lessons at his website, warrenmurphy.com.
A Korean War veteran, some of Murphy’s hobbies include golf, mathematics, opera, and investing. He has served on the board of the Mystery Writers of America, and has been a member of the Screenwriters Guild, the Private Eye Writers of America, the International Association of Crime Writers, and the American Crime Writers League. He has five children: Deirdre, Megan, Brian, Ardath, and Devin.
"A new hero…excellent." — The New York Times
"Outrageously original, rich in satire." — The L.A. Times
"Poker-faced wit, outrageous plots." — Armchair Detective
"Imaginatively orchestrated."—Mother Jones Magazine.
"Unbridled, wonderful weirdness." — Playboy
"One of the greatest adventure series in history." — Encyclopedia Mysteriosa