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With the Presidential election in full swing, "crumbling infrastructure" has become far more than a political talking point: bridges are falling apart all across America, leaving CURE baffled. Is a bloom of renegade algae eating away the bridge supports? If so, why is the water still safe? Are the bridges being targeted by terrorists? If so, why are the targets deserted? This would normally be a job for the Department of Transportation, not the assassin's art of Sinanju -- but after a great scientist is abducted by aliens, and a team of amateur detectives and their dog start nosing around for clues, the mystery suddenly gets deeper, weirder, and much more dangerous than Remo and Chiun ever expected. With America's roadways on the verge of the greatest traffic jam in history, and the moon wreaking havoc on Remo's behavior, Remo and Chiun run into an old friend they had hoped never to see again. Remo had better get his head in the game, and fast, or his years of Sinanju training will be nothing more than water under the bridge!
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Continental Divide (The Destroyer #152) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Love the older, but smarter Remo. Remo is showing much more growth, but need to get out own his own more.
The Destroyer series is the story of the glorious House of Sinanju—a 5000 year old line of assassins who created the original martial art from which all others are pale derivatives. The current master and his pupil have been hired by a secret agency within the U.S. government (called CURE) to clean up crime and protect the country by working outside the constitution. Each book features ridiculous parodies of current events, politicians and celebrities. This novel focuses on a poorly defined conspiracy to destroy bridges in the U.S. to boost the air-freight industry. Since it is happening during the presidential election, parodies of Trump and Clinton, both of whom look utterly ridiculous, try to spin the events to boost their campaigns. At the same time, parodies of the Scooby Doo characters are also investigating the crimes. I have read every book in this series, it’s spin off series, and the handful of unnumbered books associated with the series and this one did not measure up to its best standards. The thing that makes the Destroyer so interesting is the banter between Remo (current Master) and Chiun (Master Emeritus and teacher of Remo) and the frustration they cause Smith, the head of CURE. That all important personal storyline was present, but didn’t boost the book as well as it usually does. Also, the basic plot was weak and lacked a satisfying resolution. The book is saved from a poor rating because it serves as the set up for a team up of at least two prominent Destroyer villains, so the prospects for the next novel are great.