by Will Murray & Richard Sapir
His name was Remo, and as he rode the red desert sands, he felt at peace.
The art of the deal
Budget cuts are every administrator's nightmare, but CURE's own Dr. Harold Smith has a real whopper. A battle over bullion prompts Chiun to seek better pastures, and he's draggong Remo along.
Word spreads like wildfire: the fabled assassins of the House of Sinanju are hiring out to the highest bidder. While the desperate Dr. Smith is panicking big-time, rogue nations are trying to beat out, burn down and bump off the competition--before the highest bid gets the goods.
It's a seller's market for the lethal duo, and their success is assured--if there's anything left of the planet after the bidding war.
Review: I have many good things to say about Bidding War. This book is pure Remo and Chiun from start to finish, and it's great! Remo has been reunited with his long-lost father, and Chiun gets his nose bent out of shape. He returns to Castle Sinanju, after a quick trip to the UN to inform delegates that the skills of Sinanju were once again for sale, to pack and determine who will be his new client. This causes a brawl at the UN and the entire world moves towards the brink of war. A funny, funny, moving book. There's not a lot of action in it, but it doesn't need it.
I give Bidding War a perfect score of .