It's not that often that I come across a book that truly "gels" - this is one of those rarities. Any Destroyer fan knows this series has suffered several setbacks over the past few years. Even with Tor's miserable lack of promotion for the series, it's still flying off the shelves - and from Amazon. Just shows what good writing and a dedicated fan base can do!
Killer Ratings is by far one of the best Destroyer paperbacks in a long time, and the best to date in "The New Destroyer" rebirth. This time Warren Murphy and Jim Mullaney rip the news biz a new one. It's not a new target for them, but this time they target it with sniper precision! Baba Walters, Rosie, katie couric - the list goes on. Few in the industry are safe from the biting satire. This is Destroyer humor at its best. Literally laugh out loud. Killer Ratings also gives us everything we need - and demand - in Destroyer action. Remo and Chiun are at the top of their game, handing out Sinanju flavored justice with abandon. We're even treated to the long-time "it's your turn to get rid of the bodies" argument. Dedicated fans will soon realize that the authors truly know and love these characters - after all, Warren Murphy was their co-creator, and Jim Mullaney honed them. The relationship between Chiun and Remo, their history, Chiuns idiosyncrasies, Remos whiteness. Airplane wings. Mr. Smith, the Lemony. Telephones. M&M handle them with expertise.
New readers will wonder why they waited so long to read a Destroyer book, and will find themselves hooked on the series.
There's a reason why there are millions upon millions of Destroyers in print - Probably enough to build a bridge from Rye, NY to the Garden Spot of Korea (north or South), Sinanju.