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The Ville Rat By Martin Limón,

  • Title: The Ville Rat
  • Author: Martin Limón
  • ISBN: 9781616956080
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How much can murder, and silence, buy on the black market of 1974 South Korea South Korea, 1970s A young Korean woman dressed in a traditional chima jeogori is found strangled to death on the frozen banks of the Sonyu River with only a carefully calligraphed poem in her sleeve George Sue o and Ernie Bascom, sergeants in the US 8th Army CID, are called in by the formidabHow much can murder, and silence, buy on the black market of 1974 South Korea South Korea, 1970s A young Korean woman dressed in a traditional chima jeogori is found strangled to death on the frozen banks of the Sonyu River with only a carefully calligraphed poem in her sleeve George Sue o and Ernie Bascom, sergeants in the US 8th Army CID, are called in by the formidable KNP detective Gil Kwon up to investigate George and Ernie s job is to liaise with Korean law enforcement on matters that may involve or implicate 8th Army American servicemen But as they learn about the case, George and Ernie realize this isn t their jurisdiction the nearby village of Sonyu ri is occupied by the US Army s 2nd Infantry Division, a disciplined and often brutal force that won t stand for outside officers questioning its men All that George and Ernie are able to glean before being kicked out of town is that they are close to the truth and that a mysterious smuggler, known locally as the Ville Rat, holds the key to the woman s murder.Luckily, the pair is officially assigned another investigation in the area, which allows them to continue nosing around for answers They are to elucidate the circumstances of a shooting incident between a young African American private and his white supervising chief Racial tensions run high, and George and Ernie must tread carefully to solve both cases But they aren t exactly known for going out of their way to avoid stepping on US Army toes, and this is no exception.
    The Ville Rat How much can murder and silence buy on the black market of South Korea South Korea s A young Korean woman dressed in a traditional chima jeogori is found strangled to death on the frozen b

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    1. This is another very good entry in Martin Limon s series featuring Sergeants George Sueno and Ernie Bascom of the United States 8th Army CID The series is set in the South Korea of the 1970s, and Limon, who spent ten years in the army in Korea, excels at describing the Korean countryside, people, and culture, as well as the interaction between the Koreans and the American Army Sueno and Bascom are particularly appealing protagonists They re smart, tough, and when the chips are down, they almost [...]

    2. Man, what a quick, engrossing read This is vintage Limon with his protagonists, George Ernie, right in the thick of it I would have it no other way I have no to read, but I am in the market for the 11th 12th in the series as well as the short story in the upcoming SoHo Crime Christmas collection entitled A PX Christmas I am absolutely hooked

    3. When the body of a beautiful Korean woman washes up on the shore of a frozen river, it sets off an investigation that carries Ernie Vascom and George Sueno, two irreverent 8th Army CID agents, into areas far afield from just a murder inquiry The event takes place during 1974 in South Korea, not far from the DMZ Not only do they have to fight higher ups in the chain of command, but must determine the motive for the killing.Despite the fact that Pres Harry S Truman desegregated the armed forces ye [...]

    4. The local Korean police ask for Sueno and Bascom to check out the murder of a beautiful bar hostess Then there is an issue with somebody supplying smuggled Colt 45 malt liquor to the bars frequented by black GIs, some possible jiggering with the books of the local PX and a black GI on trial for shooting a white noncom And the usual inter service rivalries between the Second and Eight Armies That s just for starters Most of it gets sorted out in the end George and Ernie are their usual capable bu [...]

    5. My first read in the series featuring Sueno and Bascom, sergeants in the 8th Army CID, who investigate corruption and murder in South Korea in the 1970s Vivid portrayal of military life Will read others in this series.

    6. 8th Army CID Sueno and Bascom investigate murdered prostitute and contraband Colt 45 in 70 s South Korea.

    7. Bravo The Ville Rat is one of Limon s best Ernie is brash and big as life here, seasoned by his partner, George Loved it.

    8. This was another great episode in the Sueno and Bascom detective series by Martin Limon I ve read them all now and will have to wait for book 11 to come out in one or two years.

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