Created, The Destroyer by Warren Murphy & Richard Sapir

Created, The Destroyer by Warren Murphy & Richard SapirCreated, The Destroyer by Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
(Website, Goodreads)
Series: The Destroyer, #1
Published by Sphere on 21st August 2014
Genres: Adventure, Conspiracy, Crime, Fiction, International, Thriller
Pages: 187
Format: eARC
Source: Little, Brown Book Group
When ex-New Jersey cop Remo Williams is electrocuted for the murder of a dope-dealing goon, CURE, a super-secret government agency that doesn't really exist, schemes to resurrect Remo as the ultimate killing machine that will carry out most of its dirty plans. Under the direction of expert assassin Master Chiun, Remo is transformed into the Destroyer and launches a series of secret plots to dissolve the underworld.
  • I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. 

About Richard Sapir

Richard Sapir

Richard Sapir is the co-creator of The Destroyer series. When The Destroyer was written in 1963, he worked as a city hall reporter in Jersey City. He was a graduate of Columbia University before he died in 1987.

About Warren Murphy

Warren Murphy

Warren Murphy is a former newspaper writer and editor. After the Korean War he moved into politics and co-wrote Created, the Destroyer, the first title in The Destroyer series, with Richard Sapir in 1963. The series is composed of 145 titles and has now sold more than 60 million copies. He is the screenwriter who gave Clint Eastwood the script of the Eiger Sanction.

Jason Bourne, who?

Clearly, you haven’t heard of Remo Williams.

I’m sure Created, The Destroyer is the shortest thriller I’ve read in my 21 years of living. So short, in fact, that I think this is going to be one of the shortest book review ever (think: Buzzfeed-worthy) I’m going to be doing on my blog.

First things first, the writing style is really engaging; it completely grabbed my attention. Although, I gotta say that certain parts are a tad too rushed; they made the reading experience somewhat bumpy.

This is a really fast-paced novel that will satisfy mystery thriller buffs.

It’s impossible not to like the protagonist. He has that spark that makes him really likeable.

Created, The Destroyer

I’m particularly in awe of the ending. It was short and professionally done. The perfect conclusion for the first book in this thriller series, I’ll say!

For me, this is the wow factor.

Created, The Destroyer

If you haven’t heard, Sony Pictures has signed up Shane Black (yeap, it’s that Iron Man 3 director) to direct the Hollywood film inspired by this series. It’s going to be badass! 

And now, here’s my

favourite line from Created, The Destroyer.

Created, The Destroyer


Special shoutout to Clara Diaz from Little, Brown for introducing me to this legendary series!