by Warren Murphy
His name was Remo and he never played games.
Once again it is the White House calling. Some raciest idiot is upset about America's athletes mixing together in sports. The threat to kill our track-and-field champions seems real. The Russians are scared. The Americans are scared, and confused. A perfect set-up for destroying the Olympics.
But the Americans, Russians, and Germans figure they can stop anything. After all, in a police state how could terrorists infiltrated the borders, let alone the closely guarded Olympic village? Then a bomb goes off. And two Russian security men are killed just as the games are about to begin.
Remo and Chiun arrive with track suits and running shoes. And quickly run into a beautiful Indian gymbast--who does wild things with her body--and a team of terrorists, who are ready to erase our heroes. But not to worry, when it comes to a race, or anything radical, Remo has it taped. And the Olympics will go on as planned.
Review: Once again, it's time to protect the target from an unknown threat. This time the target is the Olympic games. The story is good, although the plot is being DONE TO DEATH. I loved Chiun's appearance in the weightlifting competition, and Remo's tragic encounter with the gymnast. All in all, this is a great read. I just wish the pair would get back to more active rolls, rather than being stuck in a location and reacting to threats thrown their way.
And the judges give Deadly Games a perfect .