Chinese Puzzle

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 nuclA 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.
Chinese Puzzle 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 Wil

  • Title: Chinese Puzzle
  • Author: Warren Murphy Richard Sapir
  • ISBN: 9780759245594
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Chinese Puzzle”

    1. The greatest single volume of what is perhaps the greatest pulp serial of all time (with all due respect to Lester Dent's Doc Savage). Chinese Puzzle established the formula and template, if you will, for most of the Destroyer novels that followed--cantankerous, curmudgeonly, and sly Chiun, Master of Sinanju, hits the road with star pupil Remo--and a trail of dead bodies, one-liners, interrupted soap operas, unsatisfying seductions, and history lessons about Sinanju ensue. It ain't Henry James, [...]

    2. Growing up, I missed the whole ‘The Destroyer’ phenomenon. As a kid, I was never that much of a reader (with the exception being comic books mostly) so it’s understandable that any franchise – however big or small – never quite dropped onto my radar. As I matured, I did find a bit of a niche in reading some light science fiction novels, but I heavily gravitated toward vintage crime and pulps from the 30’s and 40’s. When I became aware of The Destroyer, I grew interested but then I [...]

    3. I'm told that with this third entry, the Destroyer books took on their humorous aspect. Having listened to an audio version of the 95th book and enjoyed its humor, that's what I was hoping for here. And I can't truthfully say I didn't enjoy it, but I can say that I thought the author was trying a bit too hard. His heavy handed attempts at humor regarding Chinese Communists and African Americans left me a bit uncomfortable. The author seems to have that comedian's notion that "as long as I'm pick [...]

    4. Murphy at his best. Being the third book of the Destroyer series, it finally has enough of Chiun. Grumpy, world-wise Korean master turned out to be the missing piece, only adding to Remo's badass action hero attitude. Think along the lines of constant bantering, lectures and riddles. Throw soap operas and ancient legends into the mixture, and you might just get the idea how over the top it might get. One simply can't go wrong with Chinese communists, dreams of world peace, retired snipers and ni [...]

    5. The Destroyer This brought back some memories. This was one of the first pulp-fiction series I read as a teen. I enjoyed it then, was captivated by the action sequences and was intrigued by Chiun and Remo's relationship. This may not be the best literary work, but I enjoyed it. This is where the basic formula for the later books came together. Maybe it's the nostalgia, but I give this a hearty 4 stars.

    6. "Chinese Puzzle" is the third book in the Destroyer series by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy, and it is the first book to bring all the hallmarks of the long-running series together. Smith instructs Remo (with Chiun, for the first time) to escort the wife of a missing Chinese general while attempting to locate said general. Bodies of hitmen, gangsters, and thugs pile up as the plot races. Fans of the series will not want to miss this one!

    7. I loved the Remo Williams movie growing up, and I am still a big fan. I enjoyed this book-- it shares enough of the spirit of the movie, and it brought some smiles to my face. I will likely try others in the series.

    8. It finally got Chiun and Remo right, but it has Remo raping that Chinese girl. That's why I am giving it 1 star.

    9. A thought that I couldn't get out of my head has led me back to the Destroyer series. Well, it's been a long time since I reread them. Still enjoy them.

    10. My first Destroyer book and it was pure entertainment. Frequently un-PC, but more frequently hilarious, manages to pack in a decent plot, sex, laughs, action and more - all this in two hundred and eight pages. Remarkable.Supposedly Destroyer superfan Shane Black (who collaberated with Warren Murphy on an early script for Lethal Weapon 2) is gonna make a new Destroyer movie. My dream casting would've kept Fred Ward but theown in Mako as Chiun. Regardless, if such a film were made these days (unli [...]

    11. "Κινέζικο αίνιγμα", εκδόσεις ΒΙΠΕΡ.Αυτό είναι το τρίτο βιβλίο της σειράς και τρίτο που διαβάζω (έχω ήδη διαβάσει το Νο.1 και το Νο. 5). Και πιστεύω ότι είναι το καλύτερο μέχρι στιγμής, έστω και για λίγο. Όχι τόσο λόγω της πλοκής, αλλά λόγω της σχέσης που αναπτύσσεται ανάμεσα στον [...]

    12. My Rating Scale:1 Star - Horrible book, It was so bad I stopped reading it. I have not read the whole book and wont2 Star - Bad book, I forced myself to finish it and do NOT recommend. I can't believe I read it once3 Star - Average book, Was entertaining but nothing special. No plans to ever re-read4 Star - Good Book, Was a really good book and I would recommend. I am Likely to re-read this book5 Star - GREAT book, A great story and well written. I can't wait for the next book. I Will Re-Read th [...]

    13. I won't go so far as to say this is my favorite Destroyer novel. With so many great ones, it's hard to pick one favorite. What I will say is that it's neat to see how it all started coming together. I have read scattered books throughout the series, but somehow, other than Created, the Destroyer (Destroyer 1), many of these early books have passed me by. I plan on changing that. This was a fun read. It is somewhat dated, not only because of the plot, but because of some of the humor and prose be [...]

    14. China and the U.S. are on the verge of peaceful relations. Many in China don't want this to happen. A Chinese general is kidnapped while visiting the U.S. to discredit the U.S. Remo is sent to rescue the general. Remo and Chiun seem to be failing and are seen by many people. Smith decides it is time to shut down CURE and gives the order for Chiun to kill Remo.This book really starts to feel like a Destroyer. The humor starts coming through in the characters with Chiun going after cars with peace [...]

    15. I liked this better than the previous book. The story was more complicated, more engaging, and had more involvement by Chiun, and I was left guessing as to what was really going on right up until the end.However, I'm on the fence regarding whether I'm enjoying the series enough to continue reading the next book. I'm definitely taking a break from them for a bit - I have plenty of other stuff to read.Will return to the next book when I need something light and short to read.

    16. One of the big men's adventure series from the 70's than ran an impressive 145 books. The series while an adventure/action story is also full of satire toward much of the mainstream fads and icons of the time. An interesting main character and the sarcastic mentor makes this a funny action/adventure read. This issue the heroes must protect the visiting Chinese Premier. Recommended

    17. This book was my introduction to the incredible world of the Destroyer. This series has over 200 books within it and almost all of them are incredible. I would start here and read them in succession from there even though you might skip around each story is a complete tale unto itself which is why this book series is one of the best I've read.

    18. Really you have to ask? It's not really the "you know someone is a bout to die" part it's the finesse that is involved. That and it's amusing to read pulp fiction from the 70's.

    19. What I lovingly call my chiun books. A fun series to read. Thanks to the guys at Bobos Arcade, for turning me on to this series.

    20. I read this hack series faithfully for years. Now I hear a movie (another move) is in the works. Not a bad read, And emojis a sympath tic character

    21. Многовато кровищи и по сюжету КЮРЭ прям на грани закрытия. А как же еще 150 книг?

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