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The music was loud but not loud enough to drown out the shots directed at the gorgeous redhead on the screaming chaos of the world's biggest rock festival ever. The girl liked to be near singers, the freakier and the more spaced-out the better. Some of them got too close and wound up permanently spaced-out. Reason? Someone wanted to kill the beautiful girl with the long red hair. She was under contract. A large contract - one million dollars. A big bounty, even for her beautiful head. She had to be killed. And quick. Remo and Chiun had other ideas. Their assignment from CURE said protect her at any costs - and thatg meant that someone was going to have to pay a very high price. The stage was set - for music, murder and mayhem.
Remo Williams and his mentor, the Korean Master of Sinanju named Chiun, square off against their arch-nemisis, the evil and powerful Nuihc!
Artists, composers, writers--mutilated and destroyed in the bloodiest murder in police annals. The work of a maniac who takes one thing--their brains! The chief of CURE nearly ends up as the next corpse...Remo and Chiun act fast, and find the killer's an old enemy, stock-piling brains to extract the creativity he lacks. They track him to Hollywood--top brain centre--where work can be fun! A sexy agent wants Remo for a new career. Chiun meets his soap opera idol, and there's a great forthcoming spectacle: irresistible force, Sinanju, meets indestructible object, Mr. Gordons.
When advanced Russian comandos go on a rampage in Alaska, it is time for Remo and the master of Sinanju to put a hault to their ambitions of soviet rebirth and expanse.
When a renegade army sargent establishes his own racest regiment, he makes the overwhealming mistake of abducting, Rubie Jackson's brother. The former CIA agent hires the retired Remo and his Sinanju friend Chiun to help track him down.
A Chinese diplomat is decidedly deceased and the communist chairman's advisor is shanghaied while burrowing in the Bronx. The State Department is seeing red and a sour situation gets spicy. Now Remo Williams and his Korean mentor, Master Chiun, must save the abducted adviser and compromise the conspiracy before the kung fu hits the fan. As the US and China prepare for nuclear battle and an assassin's bullet has The Destroyer's name on it, the fate of the world is as complicated to solve as a Chinese Puzzle.
Convicted and condemned to death for a crime he didn't commit, Remo Williams has been resurrected and reprogrammed... not as a normal, functioning human being, but as a cold, calculating death machine... created to destroy in order to preserve... a lethal weapon that has no loyalties, that can only be used in an extreme emergency... and aimed with the utmost care.
Terrorist plot to eliminate the United States olympic team in Moscow, and Dr. Smith decides ti is a job suited for CURE. Will Remo be able to figure out who is behind the terrorist attack, save the free world, and live up to Chiun's gold metal ambitions?
James Orayo Fielding is a multimillionaire. He hates people. Considers them little more than bugs... to be controlled or eradicated. Fielding also has a new way to solve the famine that is escalating in many overpopulated countries. It is a secret grain treatment that matures seeds in just one month. News of this spectacular process sweeps across the world. Starving nations of India, Asia, Africa, and South America literally ransom their treasuries to be given the formula for this key to survival. Ecologists and world leaders proclaim Fielding as a hero to mankind. All this adulation merely bugs the wily old man. He'll do as he pleases, when he damn well chooses to do so, and harvest all the profits himself. Foreign agents attempt to steal the formula. Even the Mafia attempts to get into the picture. Naturally, CURE is soon involved. Is it really possible to feed the world at discount prices? Why would a millionaire delay the chance to make billions of dollars? Remo and Chiun discover a triple-cross so sinister that even they are impressed, and decide that the world is worth saving after all. For a bowl of boiled rice with a side order of raw bean sprouts to go.
FACT OR FISH STORY? A strange seismic disturbance in the South Pacific has put the world in a fighting mood. Violence is especially high among the peaceniks, as spiritualists morph into savage mobs. Scientists acknowledge that the oceans are shrinking, but nobody can explain why. Chiun knows. It is Sa Mangsang, the Dream Thing, an Elder God disturbed from his slumber who will drink the oceans dry and end life on earth. Harold Smith doesn't buy the supernatural entity theory. He attributes the global bloodlust to the growing pressure and gravitational fluctuations from the water displacement. Steam vents as big as volcanoes burst open around the world. But is it free geothermal power...or a death knell? A typhoon smashes Hawaii; the Amazon is a killer sauna; Rocky Mountain skiers are steamed like clams. Is the world succumbing to a theoretical tectonic hollow...or the will of a giant squid? Either way, it just won a date with Remo, who's ready to fry some calamari.
When a California Video game programmer gets board he begins manipulating people's lives for fun. When his boardom, leads him into an attempt at neuclear war, Remo is sent in to provide entertainmet.
MEAT OFF THE BONE A giant squid found in the wake of a bizarre oceanic maelstrom dies in a Chicago aquarium. But its eggs are bursting with life-as in megavolts of killer electricity that are luring victims to their death. Sort of. Human flesh zapped into bite-size pieces, the unwilling leftovers manage to pull themselves back together, staying fresh until the next meal. But one of the unlucky entrees is now pulsating with evil energy, becoming stronger as it fries and consumes hapless citizens. Harold Smith reads the situation clearly: this lightning rod of killing power is given the task of protecting the eggs until they reach full earth-consuming maturity. Remo enters the fray, only to discover that this highwattage freak and a huddle of monstrous baby squid are more than ready to take their pound of flesh from the Masters of Sinanju.
FROM THE BACK COVER: One man held the government to ransom, with undetectable counterfeit money which could ruin the U. S. Economy. His price - a NASA computer space programme approaching creative intelligence. His motive- an enigma, like Mr. Gordons himself. Bullets were powerless against him, and when Remo and Chiun were brought in, he raised his ransom to include their heads. Their only clue to his superhuman powers was the sexy scientific genius who invented the programme he wanted. But she proved more interested in researching Remo's potential.
Chiun and Remo are called upon to protect the president from an assassination attempt
Remo thought he would never be rid of his lemony boss Harold Smith, director of the supersecret organization CURE. Can he save the man who framed him for murder and virtually enslaved him? Of course, Remo is the Destroyer...the question is, will he?
A plot designed by the U.S. top-secret agency, CURE, to dispose of a certain corrupt politician, is revealed. The agency must be dismantled before greater suspicions arise and one of the top leaders, The Destroyer, is finally destroyed himself.
FROM THE BACK COVER: New York graffiti artists left their mark everywhere. Even on museum exhibit Uctut, the massive stone idol of the Actatl tribe, who had secretly survived since Cortez and his conquistadors. They avenged the insult by killing museum trustees and a Congressman, by the ancient ritual of cutting out their hearts! Remo and Chiun entered the fray with ancient Sinanju and Actatls bit the dust as the tribe mustered to do battle with CURE. Meanwhile, Remo had acquired two camp-followers-and one wouldn't keep her mouth shut, the other wouldn't keep her clothes on. The odds were sure loaded against CURE.
Remo and Chiun are sent to Isreal to prevent a neuclear insodent
Remo and Chiun on the warpath against a tribe of blackmailing Indians! A Blast From The Past Well, nearly. The eyes of the world are on Wounded Elk when that small Midwestern town finds it has been captured by rampaging Indians who intend to even the score against the paleface. And what no one - except CURE - knows yet is that just outside the city limits is the United States' biggest and most secret nuclear installation, loaded with enough atomic weapons to blow our galaxy into the next millennium. CURE, America's most secret government agency - received an urgent call from a nervous White House caller. Remo and Chiun are needed. It's up to them to make sure that no one tampers with the doomsday stockpile - or tries to blackmail the U.S. with its own atom bombs. The rights of American Indians? That's a whole 'nuther thing.
FROM THE BACK COVER: Convicted and condemned to death for a crime he didn't commit, Remo Williams has been resurrected and reprogrammed..not as a normal, functioning human being, but as a cold, calculating death machine...created to destroy in order to preserve...a lethal weapon that has no loyalties, that can only be used in an extreme emergency...and aimed with the utmost care. Forty seven tons of heroin are somehow smuggled into the town of Hudson, U.S.A. and then disappear without a trace. It was enough "horse" to supply the illegal market for six years and put every small time peddler in America right out of business, so that every narcotic trail would lead back to one corrupt and evil source, the Mafia. At an emergency conference in the White House the President decides the operation is too big for any Federal security force to handle.. there is only one alternative -- CURE, the organization that doesn't exist, and its very special agent, Remo Williams.
When a bunch of greedy professors stole his patent idea, engineering geek Harry Kilgore got mad. And he got even. With his portable air cannon, capable of smashing anything to smithereens with the pure gravitational hammering of a 300 mph gust of wind, he can blow off rocks, bullets, poison gas, Masters of Sinanju--and, of course, all sense of ethics, morality and the law. Harry is stoked on the glory that nothing can stop him from doing whatever his crazy mood strikes-and right now, that means extorting billions of fun money from a Colombian drug cartel. As this maniacal geek and his supersonic air cannon leave a trail of pulverized victims in his wake, CURE must stop him before he rules the world with his mighty wind. So how does Remo figure on blowing Harry out of commission? Blow harder.
When the drunken money extorting brother-in-law of the pressident mysteriously disaperas off the face of the earth, half the world applauds, but remo and Chiun are still sent to track him down.
When someone starts systematically killing all those who may hinder the grasp of the oil companies on America Remo finds he is confronted once again with the ancient Sinanju prophacy that he fight Chiuns nephew Nuihc.
CAMPAIGN One by one, America's most corrupt public servants are dying violent deaths. Call it coincidence, call it a spontaneous clamor for a cleaner, brighter America, call it years of clever plotting by a brilliant mastermind, or simply call it just deserts. Suddenly there's a new flavor on the political menuï¿½a campaign so white, it's blinding the American public. The juggernaut that is the Morals and Ethics Behavior Establishmentï¿½MAEBEï¿½is on a roll. Will its ultrasecret enforcement arm, the White Hand, kill enough scumbags to make their guy the wfie/toy of the Presidential race? MAEBE! Will Orville Flicker succeed in his murderous, manipulative campaign to win the Oval Office? MAEBE! Can Remo and Chiun stop the bad guys from getting whackedï¿½at least until CURE officially pays them to do it? MAEBE! It's time to give the competition some competition. No ifs, buts, or MAEBEs about it.
THE MURDEROUS MONEY MACHINE. It was hotter than sex. It packed a bigger punch than the H-bomb. And best of all, it was worth a sky-high pile of blue chips for the company that could make and market the machine that could tap the full energy of the sun. Chemical Concepts was the lucky firm, and its gorgeous VP Kathleen O'Donnell wasn't going to let a few glitches like maybe burning the earth to cinders or sparking a thermonuclear war keep her from milking the machine for all the billions of bucks she thought it was worth. Only Remo and Chiun could stop this sexplosive lady executive from making the ultimate corporate killing-unless the dynamite O'Donnell used the burning power of the sun and the heavenly heat of her body to stop them first. ...