In Enemy Hands
by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy
His name was Remo and he bathed his body in the blue deeps off Florida's west coast.
A congressional committee investigates abuses by America's spy system and winds up gutting our nation's intelligence system. Suddenly the Russians are having a field day; their special killer teams roam Europe at will. American spies turn up dead. In capitals around the world, meetings are held to plan the next anti-American escapade.
America is defenseless before the rest of the world.
Well, not quite defenseless.
Into the breach are thrown America's two secret weapons, Remo Williams, the Destroyer, and his incredible Korean teacher, Chiun, a master assassin.
They are sent overseas to start restoring some sense of safety and sanity to the world's balance of power.
But the Soviets don't give up that easily. They have a secret weapon, too, and when the unleash it, Remo and Chiun find themselves poised for a battle to the death.
With each other!
Review: I've never been too fond of the Destroyer books that feature Nazis and Soviets as the villains. It's too old, cliched, done to death. This was an exception. I love this book. The chemistry between Chiun and Remo is terrific, the story is taut and gripping and always kept me on the edge of my seat.
I've got to hand it to In Enemy Hands, it gets ½.