Mr. Kill

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Soho Press, Dec 6, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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On a crowded train to Seoul from Pusan, a Korean woman is trapped in the bathroom and brutally raped in front of her children. Eyewitness account indicate the culprit was a white man, most likely a US serviceman. By the time Sergeant George Sueño of the US 8th Army is called in to investigate, the rapist has disappeared, and the Korean witnesses have had a chance to get very angry about the situation--and all it represents. Many Koreans are resentful of the continued American presence in Korea, and George has a delicate situation on his hands.

Of course, the US Army wants to do what they can to ensure they are not connected to the crime. If he wants to see justice done, George is going to have to carry out his investigation against the direct orders of his own office, who have assigned him and his partner, Ernie Bascom, a frivolous job of tagging along with an all-female American country band and investigating their missing supplies. But when a second Korean woman is attacked--and this time ends up dead--8th Army can't ignore the serial rapist anymore. With the help of the legendary Korean investigator known as Mr. Kill, George and Ernie embark on what may just be the most dangerous case of their careers.

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User Review  - kerns222 - LibraryThing

Sophisticated, it ain't. Nothing subtle in these pages. (You probably guessed that from the title.) In fact, nothing much past high school writing class. A hup-two-three-four army mystery with little ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Two dogged Army investigators in occupied Korea get an assist from a local detective in ferreting out an elusive rapist.Riding the packed Blue Train from Pusan to Seoul in 1974, Sergeants Ernie Bascom ... Read full review


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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 eleven novels in the Sueño and Bascom series, including Jade Lady Burning, Slicky Boys, and Ping-Pong Heart, and the short story collection Nightmare Range. He lives near Seattle.

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