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King's Curse
by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy
His name was Remo, and he was disbelieving his ears.

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Civilizations fell when Cortez and his conquistadors landed in the New World. The Mayans, 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 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 extracting vengeance? Simple--extract the victim's heart.

One of their first victims is a U.S. Congressman! Washington's top secret organization--CURE--decides the Actatl are cutting a little too close for comfort and Remo Williams, the Destroyer, and Chiun enter the picture.

Their job: Eliminate the eliminators before they're eliminated themselves.

Remo and Chiun learn that finding the correct answers is not a job for the fainthearted. Especially when it's their hearts which are up for cutting.

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Review: I love the "lost" civilization Destroyer novels. This is the first of several, and in many ways, it is the best. These early novels have a sense of danger in them which is lost as Remo becomes more and more perfect. This is a fun book, I'd read it again.

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