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Publication Order of The Destroyer Books

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

Publication Order of Destroyer Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Razoni & Jackson Books

Publication Order of Digger Books

Publication Order of Trace Books

Trace (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
And 47 Miles of Rope (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Elephants Forget (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pigs Get Fat (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once a Mutt (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Old a Cat (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Getting Up with Fleas (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Grandmaster Books

with Molly Cochran
Grandmaster (With: Molly Cochran) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Priest (With: Molly Cochran) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Forever King Books

The Forever King (With: Molly Cochran) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Broken Sword (With: Molly Cochran) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Third Magic (By: Molly Cochran) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The New Destroyer Books

with James Mullaney

Publication Order of Legacy Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Leonardo's Law (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atlantic City (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Moon (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ceiling of Hell (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remo (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hand of Lazarus (With: Molly Cochran) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sure Thing (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Temple Dogs (With: Molly Cochran) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jericho Day (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scorpion's Dance (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny's Carnival (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honor Among Thieves (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
World Without End (With: Molly Cochran) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodline (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Inside Sinanju (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destroyer World: The Way of the Assassin (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Another Day, Another Dollar (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Murder in Manhattan(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on the Run(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery Street(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Warren Murphy was one of the noteworthy authors from The United States, who was famous for writing thriller, science fiction, and crime fiction books. He was particularly well known for writing the highly successful series called the Destroyer, which went on to become the basis of the Hollywood movie titled Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. Author Murphy was born on September 13, 1933 in the Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. Initially, he used to work in the fields of politics and journalism. He stopped all of it later when he came up with the Destroyer series, which he co-wrote with author Richard Sapir in the year 1971. Author Murphy has also worked as a screenwriter for a couple of Hollywood films. The works of Murphy have helped him to win more than a dozen awards at the national level, which include multiple Shamaus and Edgar Awards. Apart from writing thriller books, author Murphy also used to involve himself in giving lectures at the college and university levels. Before the start of his writing career, Murphy has tried working for a number of jobs, including working on a farm as well as as a public relations in charge at a brother. The list of other odd jobs that he was associated with include being a sequin polisher, newspaper editor, a movie usher, etc. According to him, he became bad after trying out all these jobs and became an author. His writing career spanned for more than 200 books. In between his career, he decided to take retirement from writing on many occasions, but was not able to do so somehow. Eventually, he continued to write books until the final days of his life. He remained a futurist all through his life and even tried entering into the world of electronic publication.

During the later stages of his life, he went on to establish his own publishing company in collaboration with his sons. The name of his publishing company is Destroyer Books. Author Murphy is best known for writing the books of the Destroyer series. The series consists of more than 150 novels and has sold more than 50 million copies all over the world in print alone. This makes this series one of the longest running ones and it is also included in the list of all time bestselling series. Many movies, television pilots, rip-offs, etc., have been made based on the books of this series. Because of his immense success and vast experience in writing crime and thriller books, he is regarded as a teacher and a mentor to a whole generation of writers of the thriller and crime genres. The books and novels written by author Murphy have helped him to win a total of 10 national awards, of which 2 are Edgar award and 2 are Shamus awards. In addition to these awards, he has also received numerous nominations throughout his career. The movies for which he has written screenplays include Lethal Weapon II and The Eiger Sanction, which stars Clint Eastwood in the lead role. A television show called ‘Murphy’s Law’ is based on his novel series titled Trace. This TV show stars Maggie Han and George Segal. Author Murphy has served as a board member of the MWA. Also, he was associated with various other writers’ association as a member, including Screenwriters Guild, Association of International Crime Writers, League of American Crime Writers, etc. He had married multiple times and had a total of 7 children. One of his former wives is Nancy Cartwright, whom he had married in the year 1988 and divorced in the year 2002. They had two children together. The death of author Murphy occurred on September 4, 2015, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States.

One of the most popular novel series written by Warren Murphy is known as Legacy. The Legacy series consists of 5 books in total, which were released between the years 2012 and 2015. This series is full of action packed sequences and is said to be based on the well known Destroyer series. In developing this series, author Murphy had collaborated with Gerald Welch. The two tried to make the readers aware of the mythical martial art form of Sinanju through this novel series. The books in the series revolve around the happenings in the lives of the chief characters named Stone Smith and Freya Williams, who are depicted by author Murphy as siblings and the experts in Sinanju. One of the famous books of this series is titled as ‘Forgotten Son’. It was released by the Destroyer publication in the year 2012. At the start of the book, author Murphy has shown that for more than 5000 years, there have been 3 binding rules for all the Sinanju Masters. First, the payment should always be done in gold and no checks are allowed. The second rule says that there is only 1 Master and 1 pupil. And according to the final rule, no woman is allowed to receive the training of Sinanju. One of the characters named Sunny Joe Roam is depicted as not agreeing with the last 2 rules. He intends to fulfill the oldest commitment of his tribe and would go to any extent to do so. He decides to give the Sinanju training to Stone Smith and his half sister named Freya Williams. With this, Sunny hopes that the tribe as well the brother-sister pair will usher into a new era. After getting trained in the deadly form of martial art, Freya and Stone are asked to accompany their new boss named Benjamin Cole and help him in stopping the Great Ninja Army of Mexico from entering into the southwestern region of the United States. Now, Sunny seems eager to see how well the pair makes use of their Sinanju training.

Another popular book written by Murphy in the series is titled as ‘Mother Mine’. The Destroyer Books also released this book in the year 2015. Author Murphy has shown at the beginning of this book’s plot that Stone and Freya think of quitting as the deadly assassins. They are about to discover the truths related to their past lives and if this happens, Sunny fears that the future of Sinanju will be lost forever. When Stone comes across his long lost mother, he becomes extremely thrilled. However, his thought of having a simple and easy family is about to be proven wrong as he is about to learn some hard facts about his family. On the other hand, his sister has gone away to explore her family heritage in the other part of the world. There, she lands in a great trouble when her homeland’s might warriors get murdered and she becomes the prime suspect. It appears that someone is trying to frame her and make her pay in blood. Now, it is up to Stone to visit his homeland and save his sister from the dangerous situation. But, for doing so, he will have to make use of Sinanju once again. Stone does not think twice as this time, her sister’s life is at stake.

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