|Pages/Publication Date:||320 / 2014|
The Korean War has been over for two decades, but as this gritty, fast-paced series proves, there's still plenty of danger on the peninsula. Drawing on his own experiences as an army reporter, Martin Limón re-creates 1970s Korea, chronicling the investigations of Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, Military Police for the U.S. 8th Army.
Early one rainy morning, the head of the U.S. Army Claims Office in Seoul, South Korea, is brutally murdered by a man in a trench coat with a small iron sickle hidden in his sleeve. How did this unidentified Korean civilian get onto the tightly controlled U.S. Army base, and why? Against orders, agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom embark on their 9th case (after The Joy Brigade), and soon begin to suspect that someone further up the chain of command doesn't want the case solved.
"A fine, character-driven tale, drenched in fascinating Korean War history and reflecting the author's firsthand knowledge of army life."—Booklist