by James Mullaney
His name was Remo and he had stopped trying to pretend he was interested in what his employer was saying five minutes before.
Something smells at Cabbagehead Productions. Ticket sales for the indie company's slasher movies are skyrocketing, thanks to the publicity of some real-life murders. Remo draws the short straw to dump whoever is behind these stunts on the cutting room floor.
But now it's time for the feature presentation: a terrorist bomb in New York...the White House under siege...hours of nonstop action...edge-of-your-seat thrills from the summer's biggest blockbuster: Die Down IV.
Remo's problem isn't an army of extras hired to commit murder, or the truck bombs rigged to blow a Hollywood studio sky-high. It's the Master of Sinanju himself, Chiun, busy strutting like a tyrant and generally wreaking havoc on the set of his own top-secret movie...and smack in the middle of the greatest disaster epic of all time.
Review: Buy this book if only for the dedication and the prologue. Hollywood gets a well-deserved satirical beating in this latest Mullaney novel. And while the action is fairly standard and there is no real danger for either Chiun or Remo, the scenes of Chiun in Hollywood are priceless. There were several instances when I caught myself laughing out loud. This is easily the best book yet by James, who is well on his way to becoming my favorite Destroyer author.
Fade To Black was a smash hit! .