The Day Remo Died (Destroyer Series)

The Day Remo Died (Destroyer Series)

by Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir

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Remo Williams was a simple beat cop. Nobody special, really, until he came to the attention of a secret government organization. They had him killed. Then they brought him back to life, erased his identity, and trained him to be the perfect assassin. All under the pretext of defending the Constitution.

This is a story that's been told before—in Created, The Destroyer—but never like this. The Day Remo Died revisits the origin of the Destroyer through the eyes of Chiun, the Reigning Master of Sinanju. Chiun, the Teacher. Chiun, who has much to endure if he is to elevate a pale piece of pig's ear to mastery. This is the Day Remo Died. This is where it all begins.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148496014
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
Publication date: 08/07/2013
Series: Destroyer Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 263,123
File size: 306 KB

About the Author

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, 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.

RICHARD BEN SAPIR was a New York native who worked as an editor and in public relations before creating the Destroyer series with Warren Murphy. Before his untimely death in 1987, Sapir had also penned a number of thriller and historical mainstream novels, best known of which were The Far Arena, Quest and The Body, the last of which was made into a film. The book review section of the New York Times called him “a brilliant professional.”

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The Day Remo Died (The Destroyer #0) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Shipmate88 More than 1 year ago
I am 35 plus years out from the original series and found this and it just came right back to me and really liked the link to the next generation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've looked for a copy of the assassins handbook and have so far been unsuccessful. So I am happy to have seen this in e form. Oddly enough, the television series started and ended with this story, and I was lucky to have caught it on dvr even though it was labelled on the menu as the movie. True the series sucked with a fight scene with remo on roller skates, but reading this story gives much more perspective on the relationship between remo and chiun. I wish murphy and sapir had done more stories from chiun's perspective. If you are a Destroyer fan, get this. Even though it's a novella, its definitely worth purchasing and reading. The house of Sinanju stands.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago