by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy
His name was Remo, and the tiny flakes of rust built up under his fingernails like grains of salt.
World headlines scream the news: two Israelis have been sadistically and methodically killed--their bodies dismembered and the pieces arranged in the form of a bloody swastika!
Enter Remo Williams, the Destroyer, and his teacher, Chiun, Korean master assassin. They are sent to Tel Aviv where they meet the leaders of Zeher Lahurban, an Israeli doomsday group. Their purpose: in the event that Israel begins to lose their war with the Arabs, secretly stored A-Bombs will be detonated over Arab territory.
But the ex-Nazis have discovered the plan--and believe they can use the atomic devices to finally destroy the Jewish nation once and for all--without any help from the Arabs. Remo and Chiun are up against fanatics who have kept Hitler's extermination plan alive in their twisted minds for more than thirty years!
If Remo and Chiun don't want to end up as human swastikas they'll have to unload the most brutal weaponry they possess--themselves!
Review: Again, the Nazi stories just don't do anything for me (maybe it's because I'm German). This is a well written novel that really could have been a classic, if not for the reliance on stereotypical Nazi-thugs as the villains.
The Last Temple rates a ½.