Book Of The Day – The Temple Dogs

by Greg on August 29, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a Thriller/Suspense novel by NY Times bestselling authors, Warren Murphy and Molly Cochran, and it’s 75% off for a limited time. The Temple Dogs has a 4.1 star rating and is only 99 cents – save $3!

“Super book, loved the entire story. Could not put it down. Would recommend this book to anyone.” A.S. – Amazon Reviewer

The Temple Dogs
by Warren Murphy and Molly Cochran
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $0.99 save $3


Two prominent families steeped in the underworlds of New York and Tokyo clash in a tale of hard-won family honor, dark secrets, death, and betrayal.

Inside Manhattan’s tony Inn on the Park, a bride and groom beamed with the promise of new beginnings. Moments later they were dead.

The murderer was the son a powerful Mafia family, Nick DeSanto. The bride was Susi Haverford, an ethereal half-Japanese girl descended from a legendary, and lethal, Yakuza clan.

The only hope for justice is Susi’s brother Miles, a young lawyer who must quickly learn to channel the long-buried savage inside to survive the battle of a lifetime. He turns his back on the West and returns to Tokyo to submerse himself in the ancient deadly arts of his ancestors. His focus on retaliation is clear – until he falls for a woman whose very existence threatens to undo all of his carefully laid plans.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

The Temple Dogs is an awesome book. It will keep you captivated and you will want to read on without putting the book down. I have read The Temple Dogs on paperback almost 20 years ago; and now on my Kindle Fire. I totally recommend this book. “The Temple Dogs” earns 5 STARS in my opinion.


I love this book, I’ve read it several times and I just never get over it.


A suspenseful and riveting intermingling of Western and Eastern culture in an action-packed and thought-provoking story-line. I think that fans of action and suspense genre would find this book highly entertaining.


There is a bittersweet dark side to this story. It’s told in a wonderful way, so it’s ultimately uplifting and enlightening. I loved the supporting cast characters. All interesting, exotic and fun.

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About The Author

Warren Murphy’s first jobs in life were working on a pig farm, then as a movie usher, a sequin polisher, a public relations man for a brothel, a newspaper editor and a Democratic politician in Jersey City, New Jersey. “And then I went bad,” he says, “and became a novelist.”

That was back in the last century, and after some 200 books and several threatened retirements later, he is still at it. Now he is moving full-bore into the world of electronic publishing. Murphy has collaborated with his sons in forming his own publishing company, Destroyer Books.

Murphy is probably best known for the Destroyer series, which he created with the late Dick Sapir. With over 150 books and worldwide sales of over 50 million copies, the series is one of the longest-running and bestselling series of all time. The books were made into a movie, “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins” (a second movie is threatened to be in the works), a TV pilot, as well as more film and TV rip-offs than anyone could ever imagine.

Called “a mentor and teacher to a whole generation of crime and thriller writers” by Encyclopedia Mysteriosa, Murphy is no one-trick pony. The St. James Guide to Mystery Writers states that “The breadth of Murphy’s talent staggers the imagination. Comic detectives, caper novels, large suspense novels, sword and sorcery spy novels, and locked room mysteries, together with short stories, comic books, movies, and countless collaborations do not even begin to mark the parameters of his creative genius…Murphy is the professional’s professional, with work of consistently high quality.”

Some of the other work on Murphy’s resume would include:
– The Trace series
– The Digger series
– The Razoni and Jackson series

Not to mention Leonardo’s Law, Ceiling of Hell, Grandmaster, The Forever King (those last two written with Molly Cochran), along with dozens of other works.

His books have won ten national awards, including a pair of Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America, two Shamus winners from the Private Eye Writers of America, and countless nominations.

In Hollywood, he wrote The Eiger Sanction, starring Clint Eastwood, as well as Lethal Weapon II. His Trace books inspired the TV show “Murphy’s Law.”

He has served on the board of the Mystery Writers of America, and also has been a member of the Private Eye Writers of America, the International Association of Crime Writers, the American Crime Writers League, and the Screenwriters Guild.

Murphy is also a member of the Adams Roundtable, a New York writers’ group, whose members also include Mary Higgins Clark, Peter Straub, Susan Isaacs, Lawrence Block, Harlan Coben, Judith Kelman, Mickey Friedman, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Justin Scott, Stanley Cohen and Whitley Strieber, and who occasionally produce mystery anthologies.

Murphy now lives in Virginia, and says he can be found at his desk or on the golf course. He has five children. Most of them, he says, “wash up pretty well.”

His website is, where he is currently writing a blog on how to write a book.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Warren Murphy, Molly Cochran and ENT appreciate it.


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1 warren murphy October 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

thanks, all, for the kind words. it’s a wonderful feeling to know that even after many years, a book can still touch someone’s soul.

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