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Sapir, Richard

Works: 679 works in 1,243 publications in 6 languages and 7,207 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Adventure stories  Action and adventure fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3569.A59, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Richard Sapir
Most widely held works by Richard Sapir
Quest by Richard Sapir( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest is for the Holy Grail, a modern search in New York City for the great Cup, incorporated four hundred years earlier into a handsome saltcellar for Queen Elizabeth I
The body by Richard Sapir( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a skeleton is found in a place described by the Bibleas the burial site of Christ, the political and religious implications of this potentially explosive discovery involve religious turmoil, international intrigue, and violence
Spies by Richard Sapir( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An FBI investigation of a German spy ring on American soil threatens to devastate lives, loves, and families forty years after the end of World War II A watertight packet is discovered by a diver in the waters surrounding Block Island. Unrecovered detritus from the last German U-boat sunk off the coast of Rhode Island, it contains secret codes suggesting that a Nazi spy ring operated in the United States during the darkest days of World War II. If confirmed, it could prove a major embarrassment to the FBI--whose late director, J. Edgar Hoover, once assured the government there were no spies in the country--so the Bureau sends one of its best, Unit Chief Todd Oliver, to Newport to investigate. A war that ended four decades earlier is not yet over for some in this New England naval town, as Oliver's mission threatens to destroy the lives and relationships of the guilty and the innocent alike. Suddenly, dark, lingering shadows are everywhere, enveloping respected pillars of the community, the wealthy and powerful in their mansions on?the Avenue,? and respectable, law-abiding citizens who merely wish to forget. Even Oliver himself is not safe, as the agent's inquiries into secret wartime espionage begin unraveling strong, sacred bonds of love, friendship, and family, tempting the dedicated operative to compromise everything he stands for in the face of a shocking murder that rocks Newport society to its core
The far arena by Richard Sapir( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Released from the Arctic ice after two millennia, a former Roman gladiator must contend with his haunted memories while trying to make sense of a strange new world While conducting exploration in the frozen Arctic, Texan Lew McCardle, a geologist working for the Houghton Oil company, discovers something remarkable: a body encased in the ice. More remarkable still, the skills of Russian researcher Semyon Petrovitch bring the man miraculously back to life. This strange visitor from the distant past has an amazing story to tell. Translated from his native Latin by Nordic nun Olava, Lucius Aurelius Eugenianus reveals that in the era of Domitian he was a champion in the Roman Coliseum, a gladiator known far and wide as the greatest of all time. But now the warrior Eugeni must readjust to this new world, with its bizarre customs, hidden traps, and geopolitical and moral complexities, as he struggles to come to terms with painful memories of loves and glories lost, the bloodthirsty politics and heartbreaking betrayals that ultimately led him to this time and place. An ingenious amalgam of science fiction, fantasy, and history, Richard Ben Sapir's The Far Arena is a breathtaking work of literary invention, at once thrilling, poignant, and thought-provoking. A classic tale of strange destiny and miraculous reawakening populated by a rich cast of unforgettable characters, past and present, that will live long in the reader's memory
Bressio by Richard Sapir( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plus-size New York City private investigator dives up to his chins into a sticky mess of drugs, murder, government paranoia, and cheese Danish Tipping the scales at 240 pounds, Alphonse Joseph Bressio is a big man in New York's legal investigation biz, though he'd rather be doing almost anything else. If he had heeded his ample gut's feeling and refused a powerful lawyer's request to help out the paranoid ex-girlfriend of middle-age, drug-dealing loser L. Marvin Fleish, Bressio could have spared himself a headache bigger than his appetite and gambling problem combined. But his soft heart got the best of him. Now the portly PI is running afoul of local mobsters, overzealous federal narcs, and blue-blooded ex-government functionaries by looking too closely into strange doings at a downtown loft that the cops aren't talking about, despite the unusual number of corpses that seem to be connected to it. Bressio is starting to think it would have been less hazardous to his health and sanity if he had followed in his father's footsteps and become a Mafia enforcer. At least it would have made his mother happy. From Richard Ben Sapir, cocreator of The Destroyer series, comes a wild and woolly, tongue-in-cheek take on the hardboiled detective novel. Sapir's Bressio is a nonstop delight, frenetic and funny with a truly outrageous cast of anti-heroes, detestable villains, hard-luck bystanders, and arguably the most endearingly unforgettable protagonist ever to grace the pages of noir crime fiction
The best of The destroyer by Warren Murphy( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In combination with the launch of The New Destroyer, brand-new novels continuing this bestselling, action-packed series, Forge is publishingthis omnibus of three of the definitive Destroyer novels. Hand-picked by co-creator and co-author Warren Murphy, these three novels serve as both a revisit to the golden age of the series and a great introduction to what Remo Williams and his Sinanju master, Chiun, have been up to for the past thirty years
Created, the destroyer by Richard Sapir( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Convicted and condemned to death for a crime he didn't commit, Remo Williams has been resurrected and reprogrammed. Not as a normal, functioning human being, but as a cold, calculating death machine -- created to destroy in order to preserve. Remo Williams has become the Destroyer, the superefficient killing instrument that doesn't exist, employed by CURE, the agency that doesn't exist. Remo's trainer is an ancient Korean named Chiun, whose mastery of the terrifyingly powerful martial art of Sinanju makes him the deadliest man alive. Together, they must accomplish the impossible and vanquish the enemies of democracy. It is to be a new era in man's fight against the forces of evil."--Back cover
High priestess by Warren Murphy( Recording )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delegation of Himalayan holy men, fearful that China will invade Tibet, convince New Age diva Squirrelly Chicane that she is an incarnation of the Bunji Lama, and that she should rule their tiny country. The Himalayans hope that having an American on their throne will keep the Chinese at bay. But when the plan backfires, Remo and Chiun must clean up the mess
Wolf's bane by Warren Murphy( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dragon Bones by Warren Murphy( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slave safari by Warren Murphy( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Only Chiun knew. And he wasn't telling. Because America had committed a sin against him--a sin he could not pardon. Not even Remo Williams, the Destroyer, whom he had taught his skills and loved as a son, could share in this momentous decision. They were in Africa, strangers on the burning shores of the dark continent where feuds smoldered and blazed for centuries at a time--punctuated by death and resolved by massacre. But how many deaths? And why? The facts were few and bizarre: in a wealthy Baltimore cemetery, a woman was supposed to have been buried many years ago. But she recently turned up dead, held as a slave in Africa, despire her aristocratic American birth. It wasn't her body in the coffin in Baltimore, and that could be the spark that would trigger an international incident. It was going to get hotter in Africa, and America's future seemed very dark indeed."--Page 4 of cover
The destroyer: oil slick by Richard Sapir( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For years America has been supplied with oil from the Middle eastern state of Lobynia. But there's a policy change when Lobynia's king is deposed by army Colonel Baraka in a bloodless coup. Baraka decides that American oil refineries are despoiling his homeland. Besides, he sees an opportunity to put the economic squeeze on by turning the oil supply off. To find a way around this shutoff, an American scientist devises a revolutionary new process to extract oil from the ground. Suddenly the scientist is dead. After all, Baraka has plans. But instead of acquiring control of a major energy market, Baraka buys himself a double dose of trouble. First there is Remo. His assignment from the supersecret agency CURE: get the oil flowing again before the American economy grinds to a halt. The second dose of trouble is Chiun. Remo's amazing Korean mentor, whose family has held an ages-old contract to protect the king of Lobynia and Chiun takes his responsibilites very seriously indeed."--Page 4 of cover
Death check by Warren Murphy( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big brains behind the business usually have many pots boiling on their stove, or running their think engines, as the case may be. But when the business motto of the Brewster forum, "Pursuing Research Into Original Thought", leads them to some eccentric affairs that throw them far enough off track, Remo Williams enlists the help of his Master Chiun to solve a harrowing crime
The destroyer, death therapy by Warren Murphy( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Quake by Warren Murphy( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body by Jonas McCord( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jeruzalem wordt het skelet ontdekt van een man die 2000 jaar geleden door kruisiging stierf. Is het Jezus van Nazareth? Hoe meer een archeologe en een priester zich in dit mysterie verdiepen, hoe meer gevaar hun levens lopen
Holy terror by Warren Murphy( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Divine Bliss Mission in India was just another money hustle--until its leader began using his disciples to penetrate the higher U.S. echelons. The Blissful Master--alias of the whiz-kid Dom--had a nice line in drug-induced bliss for the converted and a side-line in painful death for unbelievers that had cost CURE four agents. When Remo and Chiun hit India, Dom had flown, but curvaceous follower Joleen was prepared to embrace a new master--the outraged Chiun. Leaving behind a trail of blissful dead, the three headed for home--and more trouble."--Page 4 of cover
Cargamento mortifero by Warren Murphy( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child's play by Warren Murphy( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ben Sapir Richard

Richard Sapir Amerikaans romanschrijver (1936-)

Richard Sapir écrivain américain

Richard Sapir escritor estadounidense

Saphir Richard

Sapir R.

Sapir, Richard 1936-

Sapir Richard B.

Sapir, Richard Ben.

Ричард Сапир

Сэпир Р.

Сэпир, Ричард

サピア, R.

サピア, リチャード

サピア, リチャード・ベン

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