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Limon, Martin.

ISBN 10: 0553104438 / ISBN 13: 9780553104431
Published by New York: Bantam, 1997. dj, 1997
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Second novel featuring two members of the US Army CID in Korea. His first book, "Jade Lady Burning" was a NY Times Notable Book of the Year, and this one also reflects the author's knowledge of the underside of Korean urban life and his ability to write a suspenseful story. SIGNED on the title page. 377 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 11677

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Publisher: New York: Bantam, 1997. dj

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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George Sue±o and his partner, Ernie Bascom, thought they'd seen it all. For military cops in Korea, drive-by shootings, flesh peddler's drug rings--they're all in a day's work. But nothing prepared them for the slickest criminals this side of the DMZ.

The Slicky Boys were everywhere. They could kill a man a thousand ways you don't even want to know about. And you'll never hear them coming.

The Slicky Boys steal, they kill, they slip away. And George and Ernie are about to discover that even the U.S. military is no match for evil, and that human sympathy can sometimes lead to a lonely grave.
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This thriller by a retired army officer has many things going for it: two very well-drawn central characters who are U.S. military police based in Seoul; a large cast of colorful secondary characters; some lively and inventive plot twists; and a setting--South Korea in 1975, 20 years after the Korean War--quickly brought to vivid life. George Sueno, the brains of the two-man Army CID team, grew up in foster homes in East Los Angeles, learned Korean quickly, and isn't nearly as baffled by the complexity of Korean customs as most of his fellow soldiers. His partner, Ernie Bascom, found a home in the Army better than the one he'd left in Detroit to go to Vietnam; he's a blaze of mad action and sexual energy. They make an excellent team, bringing back memories of Chester Himes's Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson--two cops who also bent the rules to get results.

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