by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy
His name was Remo and the hot Newark night offended him, and the smells from the alley where rats scratched inside open garbage cans filled his senses with decay and the occasional street lights cast more glare than illumination.
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 give 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 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.
Review: I love James Fielding, the villain of this piece! What a nutcase! He has to die, so he's chosen to take the entire world with him...sounds like something I'd do. This is an interesting and fun book, with a plot that contains enough twists and turns to keep even the most jaded fan entertained.
Deadly Seeds grows on you, I give it .