Destroyer by Warren Murphy Richard Sapir
The Destroyer is a series of adventure novels created by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir. The series follows a Jersey cop named Remo Williams who was framed for a crime he didn’t commit and given the death sentence. The govenrment fakes his death in order to train him to become an assassin for a secret organization called CURE. He is trained by Chiun, the last Master of Sinanju, who becomes a father figure to him. The series was adapted to film as Remo: The Adventure Begins.

Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir debuted The Destroyer series in 1973 with the novel Created, The Destroyer. At first, the two authors would alternate writing a novel each, although both were credited. Later, they delegated to ghostwriters like Robert J. Randisi, William Ted Joy, Molly Cochran, Will Murray and Ed Hunsburger. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir’s Destroyer books in order of when they were first released (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of The Destroyer Books

Created The Destroyer (1971)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Death Check (1972)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Chinese Puzzle (1972)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Mafia Fix (1972)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Dr. Quake (1972)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Death Therapy (1972)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Union Bust (1972)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Summit Chase (1973)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Murder's Shield (1973)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Terror Squad (1973)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Kill or Cure (1973)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Slave Safari (1973)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Acid Rock (1973)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Judgment Day (1974)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Murder Ward (1974)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Oil Slick (1974)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Last War Dance (1974)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Funny Money (1975)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Holy Terror (1975)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Assassin's Play Off (1975)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Deadly Seeds (1975)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Brain Drain (1976)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Child's Play (1976)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
King's Curse (1976)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Sweet Dreams (1976)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
In Enemy Hands (1976)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Last Temple (1977)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Ship of Death (1977)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Final Death (1977)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Mugger Blood (1977)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Head Men (1977)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Killer Chromosomes (1978)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Voodoo Die (1978)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Chained Reaction (1978)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Last Call (1978)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Power Play (1979)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Bottom Line (1979)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Bay City Blast (1979)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Missing Link (1980)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Dangerous Games (1980)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Firing Line (1980)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Timber Line (1980)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Midnight Man (1981)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Balance of Power (1981)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Spoils of War (1981)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Next of Kin (1981)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Profit Motive (1982)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Skin Deep (1982)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Killing Time (1982)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Dying Space (1982)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Shock Value (1983)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Fool's Gold (1983)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Time Trial (1983)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Last Drop (1983)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Master's Challenge (1984)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Encounter Group (1984)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Date with Death (1984)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Total Recall (1984)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Arms of Kali (1984)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The End of the Game (1985)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Lords of the Earth (1985)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Seventh Stone (1985)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Sky Is Falling (1986)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Last Alchemist (1986)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Lost Yesterday (1986)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Sue Me (1986)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Look into My Eyes (1987)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
An Old-Fashioned War (1987)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Blood Ties (1987)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Eleventh Hour (1987)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Return Engagement (1988)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Sole Survivor (1988)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Line of Succession (1988)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Walking Wounded (1988)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Rain of Terror (1989)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Final Crusade (1989)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Coin of the Realm (1989)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Blue Smoke and Mirrors (1989)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Shooting Schedule (1990)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Death Sentence (1990)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Hostile Takeover (1990)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Survival Course (1990)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Skull Duggery (1990)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Ground Zero (1991)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Blood Lust (1991)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Arabian Nightmare (1991)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Ultimate Death (1992)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Dark Horse (1992)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Ghost in the Machine (1992)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Mob Psychology (1992)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Cold Warrior (1993)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Last Dragon (1993)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Terminal Transmission (1993)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Feeding Frenzy (1993)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
High Priestess (1994)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Infernal Revenue (1994)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Identity Crisis (1994)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Target of Opportunity (1994)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Color Of Fear (1995)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Last Rites (1995)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Continental Divide (2018)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Monumental Terror (2019)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Blood Brotherhood (2021)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Trial By Fire (2021)Amazon.com | Amazon.de

Publication Order of Destroyer Short Stories/Novellas

The Day Remo Died (1982)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Savage Song (2012)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Number Two (2012)Amazon.com | Amazon.de

Publication Order of The New Destroyer Books

(By: Warren Murphy, James Mullaney)

Choke Hold (2007)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Guardian Angel (2007)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Dead Reckoning (2008)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Killer Ratings (2008)Amazon.com | Amazon.de

Notes: The Destroyer series was co-created by Richard Sapir, and the novels largely ghostwritten by other authors. The New Destroyer series was co-authored with James Mullaney. The Assassin’s Handbook was later updated and revised as Inside Sinanju. Remo: The Adventure Begins was co-authored by Richard Ben Sapir.

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The Destroyer Synopsis: In Created, the Destroyer by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir, Remo Williams is put to death by way of electrocution for murdering a drug dealer. The government organization known as CURE resurrects Remo to create the ultimate assassin in order to carry out their dirty plans. With the direction of Master Chiun, Remo becomes The Destroyer and is dispatched to clean up the seedy underworld.

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