by Warren Murphy
His name was Remo, and he was sticking his finger into the barrel of a Smith & Wesson .38 and thinking they didn't make muggers like they used to.
The heat's on. Bodies are strewn across the Sunbelt. Who they are and where they came from is shrouded in mystery. The casualties are still mounting when Remo and Chiun come to cool things off--unprepared for the discoveries that await them there, like the impregnable mountain fortress where 242 beautiful seņoritas are being imprisoned as gifts for America's most powerful men. And the blackmail that's sure to follow...
Rescue operations being at once, with Remo's job--and life--on the line, as he and his mentor tackle a new Old West that;s wilder than the shootout at the O.K. Corral!
Review: Thumbs up for Date with Death. It's not the best Destroyer ever, but it's damn good, especially when compared to the last book (see #56 Encounter Group, or don't bother. It's not worth looking back at). I really like the female characters in this one, especially that of Karen Lockwood. She was a hellcat, a real fighter, and it's been a while since there was a great minor female character. The overall plot is just O.K. Nothing really special here, but it's well executed.
I give Date with Death a .