Search Results: "Martin Limón"


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MR. KILL by Martin Limón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Sergeant Sueño's seventh adventure (G.I. Bones, 2009, etc.) is another solid police procedural, grounded in muscular prose and enhanced by unique local color."
Two dogged Army investigators in occupied Korea get an assist from a local detective in ferreting out an elusive rapist. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE RANGE by Martin Limón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"This is the rare collection whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
Seventeen tough cases from the files of a pair of two-fisted military detectives, circa 1971. Read full book review >

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PING-PONG HEART by Martin Limón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2016

"Limón's 11th Americans-in-Korea procedural has grit, pace, and an authentic feel."
A pair of veteran two-fisted Army investigators probe the murder of an American officer who had recently tangled in and out of the sheets with a South Korean bar girl. Read full book review >

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BUDDHA'S MONEY by Martin Limón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 1998

"Gaudy and derivative."
Corporal George Sue§o and Sergeant Ernie Bascom, of the US Army's CID in South Korea, are up to their old tricks as loose cannons (Slicky Boys, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DOOR TO BITTERNESS by Martin Limón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A bitter brew fueled by acrid insights on the dehumanizing force of the lasting American presence in Korea."
What's worse than waking up in an alley without your badge and sidearm? Realizing that they've been used to commit a felony. Read full book review >

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THE WANDERING GHOST by Martin Limón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Despite some repetition, Limón's fifth Bascom/Sueño mystery (The Door to Bitterness, 2005, etc.) combines a vivid recreation of recent history with admirable local color."
The search for a missing MP uncovers other felonies and blows the lid off a cover-up. Read full book review >

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G.I. BONES by Martin Limón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Sueño's sixth mystery (The Wandering Ghost, 2007, etc.) combines a brash, righteous hero with gritty local color for a crackling good read."
When a two-fisted military sleuth shakes the trees in search of a soldier's remains, he uncovers secrets some would kill to protect. Read full book review >

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SLICKY BOYS by Martin Limón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"An above-average trackdown tale made memorable by dashes of local color as pungent as kimchee."
Corporal George Sue§o and Sergeant Ernie Bascom, scapegrace hotshots in the US Army's CID, join forces with the South Korean mob to bring a vicious murderer to book: a gritty, gripping follow- up to Lim¢n's debut procedural (Jade Lady Burning, 1992). Read full book review >

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JADE LADY BURNING by Martin Limón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 26, 1992

"You won't be sorry when George ends his tour of Seoul by getting assigned to the DMZ up north."
The unusually brutal killing—she was evidently bound, skewered, and set afire—of Pak Ok-suk, a budding lady of the evening in Seoul, poses such a p.r. problem for the American Army personnel she was so intimate with that Sgts. Read full book review >

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THE VILLE RAT by Martin Limón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Though a bit shaggy, Sueño and Bascom's ninth appearance (The Iron Sickle, 2014, etc.) has vivid characters, and its searing portrait of the sins of our recent past bids fair to transcend the genre."
Two gritty Army CID agents investigate a murder with sensitive racial and social undercurrents. Read full book review >

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JOSE LIMON by José Limón
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 1999

"He is a master storyteller, with language as with his body. (30 photos)"
A beautifully written memoir of a modern dance pioneer whose legacy includes his masterpiece retelling of Othello, The Moore's Pavane, and the company that bears his name. Read full book review >