Slicky Boys by Martin Limon

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“It’s great to have these two mavericks back. . . . Mr. Limón writes with gruff respect for the culture of Seoul and with wonderful bleak humor, edged in pain, about G.I. life in that exotic city.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Combining the grim routine of a modern police procedural with the cliffhanging action of a thrilling movie serial, Slicky Boys is full of sharp observations and unexpected poignancy.”—The Wall Street Journal

“There’s atmosphere to spare here and enough suspense to please. A colorful thriller.”—Publishers Weekly

“An irresistible tale!”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Two of the more memorable sleuths in the modern mystery canon.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“The writing is plain and sinewy, the characterizations are quietly brilliant and the moral vision is as cold as a Seoul bar girl’s gaze.”—The Oregonian

In this sequel to New York Times Notable Book Jade Lady Burning, a pair of American military cops come up against major gang culture in South Korea’s back alleys.

George Sueño and his partner Ernie Bascom thought they’d seen it all, but nothing could prepare them for the Slicky Boys. They’re everywhere. They can kill a man in a thousand ways you don’t even want to know about. And you’ll never even see them coming. They steal, they kill, they slip away. George and Ernie are about to discover that even the U.S. Military is no match for evil and that human sympathy can sometimes lead to a lonely grave.

Martin Limón retired from U.S. military service after 20 years in the U.S. Army, including ten years in Korea. He and his wife live in Seattle. He is the author of Jade Lady Burning and Buddha’s Money, which will be published in the Soho Crime series next year.

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Martin Limón retired from military service after twenty years in the US Army, including ten years in Korea. He is the author of eight books in the Sergeant George Sueño series: Jade Lady Burning, Slicky Boys, Buddha's Money, The Door to Bitterness, The Wandering Ghost, GI Bones, Mr. Kill and The Joy Brigade. He lives near Seattle.
Published October 1, 2004 by Soho Crime. 401 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, War, Horror. Fiction

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Retired career military man Limon has fashioned a colorful second thriller (after Jade Lady Burning) that pits two U.S. Army CID cops against a brutal Korean crime ring. It's 1975, and George Sueno an

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Sueno, the brains of the two, grew up in foster homes in East L.A., learned Korean quickly and isn't nearly as baffled as most of his fellow soldiers by the complex Korean customs: ""Their culture was just another puzzle to unravel, like so many I'd faced when the County of Los Angeles moved me f...

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