By Warren Murphy
Barney Daniels was once the best brokers the CIA ever had. there has been no challenge too huge, no secret too advanced, no interrogation topic too taciturn. Daniels cracked all of them. yet years within the corporation take a toll on a guy. He cracked too, and in the midst of a tiny primary American village, Barney Daniels referred to as a global press convention, making the covert overt and overtly admitting the CIA’s clandestine involvement within the overthrow of Hispania’s regime. a humiliation to the USA and a legal responsibility to the CIA, the Destroyer is tasked with making sure Daniels’ silence. It’s a task that rubs Remo the incorrect way—so a lot in order that it can be his last.
Remo Williams is The Destroyer, an all-American cop recruited—through hugely unorthodox methods—by a mystery executive law-enforcement association. educated within the esoteric martial artwork of Sinanju through his elderly Korean mentor, Chiun, Remo is America's final defensive line opposed to mad scientists, geared up crime, historic undead gods, and the rest that threatens the structure. An action-adventure sequence leavened with social and political satire, the Destroyer novels were exciting readers around the globe for many years.
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Carcolo blinked. ” “They walk naked through sleet and storm; do you think they fear hunger? And there is wild lichen to be gathered. How could we forbid this? You might dare some sort of coercion, but not I. ” Ervis Carcolo heaved a deep disgusted sigh. “Joaz Banbeck, I took you for a man of decision. ” “Well then. ” Joaz fingered his chin. “If Coralyne recedes and we are still on Aerlith—rather than in the hold of the Basic ship—then let us plan to plunder the secrets of the sacerdotes. In the meantime I strongly recommend that you prepare Happy Valley against a new raid.
Beside the ship the insanity had quieted; the out-worlders huddled quietly beside the hull. There came a sudden mind-shattering explosion: a blankness of yellow and white fire. The ship disintegrated. A great crater marred the valley floor; fragments of metal began to fall among the attacking Banbeck warriors. Kergan Banbeck stared at the scene of destruction. Slowly, his shoulders sagging, he summoned his people and led them back to their ruined valley. At the rear, marching single-file, tied together with ropes, came the twenty-three grephs, dull-eyed, pliant, already remote from their previous existence.
Look up into the night sky, ponder the bounties which might be ours! You ask how can we implement these desires? ” “You mean—” “Communication with the worlds of men! ” Joaz Banbeck nodded dubiously. ” Carcolo held out his hands in a gesture of open-minded tolerance. “Perhaps you are right. But why should we not make inquiries of the sacerdotes? Concretely I propose as follows: that you and I agree to the mutual cause I have outlined. Next, we request an audience with the Demie Sacerdote. We put our questions.