Sergeants Sueño and Bascom #10
On Sale: October 6, 2015
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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 Sueño 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
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.
Sergeants Sueño and Bascom
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