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The line #13 / Martin Limon.

Limon, Martin, 1948- author. (Author).
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Thief River Falls Public Library LIM (Text) 35500006110603 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781616959661
  • ISBN: 1616959665
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2018]

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Summary, etc.: "The Korean Demilitarized Zone, 1970s: A battered corpse is found a few feet north of the line dividing North and South Korea. When 8th Army CID Agents George Sueno and Ernie Bascom are ordered by superiors to pull the body to South Korean side, they have no idea of the international conflict the action will spark. Before war breaks out, they must discover who killed Corporal Noh Jong-bae, a young Korean civilian assigned to the US Army who had few enemies. But the murderer could be from either side of the DMZ, and if it turns out to be North Korea, how can two US military agents interrogate witnesses? What George and Ernie discover gets them pulled off the case, but they continue to look into Corporal Noh's death against orders, fearing they've put the wrong man behind bars"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #2
    *Starred Review* In the 1970s, Corporal Noh Jong-bei, a South Korean soldier working with U.S. forces along the Line, where U.S. and North Korean troops glower at each other round the clock, is found murdered. His skull has been cleaved open, likely with the ubiquitous army-issue "entrenching tool," and Army CID agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom step on the Line to recover his body. They begin their investigation immediately, but North Korea begins a massive reinforcement of tanks and troops, prompting alarmed army brass to tell Sueño and Bascom to drop the investigation or face court-martial. The brass already has a scapegoat, an Eighth Army private the agents believe is innocent. Limón, who spent half his 20-year army career in Korea, brings that knowledge to his rich characterizations of Sueño and Bascom, career noncoms who have a highly developed cynicism about officers. This thirteenth novel in the series, however, is darker and angrier any of its predecessors, especially in its portrait of the endemic racism at the top of the Eighth Army.? Limón offers a shocking backstory concerning the North Korean capture of the USS Pueblo in 1968. One of the most powerful episodes in an always-strong series. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Martin Limón retired from military service after twenty years in the US Army, including ten years in Korea. He is the author of thirteen other Sueño and Bascom investigations: Jade Lady Burning, Slicky Boys, Buddha’s Money, The Door to Bitterness, The Wandering Ghost, GI Bones, Mr. Kill, The Joy Brigade, The Iron Sickle, The Ville Rat, Ping-Pong Heart, The Nine-Tailed Fox, and GI Confidenital, as well as the short story collection Nightmare Range. He lives near Seattle.

Subject: Sueno, George (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
United States. Army Criminal Investigation Command > Fiction.
Bascom, Ernie (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Americans > Korea > Fiction.
Korea (South) > History > 1960-1988 > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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