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King's Curse: Number 24 in Series

Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir

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The Destroyer, Fiction, Thriller / suspense, Adventure

One legendary hero. One epic series.

Sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit, ex-cop Remo Williams is rescued from the electric chair at the eleventh hour and recruited by a secret government organisation named CURE. From this moment, he ceases to officially exist.

From now on, he will be an assassin, targeting criminals who are beyond the law. Remo's trainer is a

Civilizations fell when Cortez and his conquistadores landed in the New World. The Mayans, the Aztecs and the Toltec all vanished into the mists of history. But one tribe survived: the Actatl. And what survived with them was their huge stone idol, Uctut - the sacred rock which demanded blood as a sacrifice . . . human blood.

When the stone is despoiled in a New York museum by a young graffiti freak, the Actatl leaders demand revenge on the despoiler and on the country which gave rise to him. Their method of vengeance? Simple - extract the victim's heart. But when one of their first victims is a US Congressman, something special is called for.

Enter Remo Williams: The Destroyer, an ex-cop who should be dead, but instead fights for the secret government law-enforcement organisation CURE. Trained in the esoteric martial art of Sinanju by his aged mentor, Chiun, Remo is America's last line of defence.

Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.

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Warren Murphy

Warren Murphy's books and stories have sold 50 million copies worldwide and won a dozen national awards. He has created a number of book series, including the Trace series and the long-running satiric adventure, The Destroyer.

Richard Ben Sapir worked as an editor and in public relations before creating the Destroyer series with Warren Murphy. Before his untimely death in 1987, Sapir penned a number of thriller and historical mainstream novels.

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