Next of Kin
by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy
His name was Remo and he was bellysmacking.
Remo and Chiun arrive at the vacation paradise of St. Maarten, only to find they're deep in Dutch. The beautiful island has been the scene of some very ugly goings-on. A lot of corpses have been showing up, each one bearing the unmistakable stamp of Sinanju, the ancient Korean martial art known only to the two men.
The trail of bodies leads to a strange castle...and a young Dutchman--a man, it turns out, who's taken a blood vow to send both disciple and mentor to their deaths. A man who knows all their secrets...and has a few of his own. It's up to Remo and Chiun to stop him, but this time they;re skating on thin ice. And if the slip, the whole world may go under....
Review: Finally, a foe who is the equal of either Remo or Chiun! The Dutchman is the student of Nuihc, the evil nephew of Chiun, and former student of Sinanju, a man with the ability to cause illusions with his mind, and objects to burst into flames with a thought! What a great enemy! The story itself is alright. There are no great surprises and no exceptional scenes, just a solid, well-written novel with one of the best villains ever.
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