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Limon, Martin | Jade Lady Burning | First Edition Trade Paper Book
Jade Lady Burning | Limon, Martin | First Edition Trade Paper Book


 
JADE LADY BURNING by Martin Limon
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First edition (thus), first trade paperback printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps. 1994 NY: Soho ISBN 9781569470206
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JADE LADY BURNINGby Martin Limon - FIRST EDITION TRADE PAPER BOOK

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The bizarre killing of Miss Pak should have belonged to the Korean police. But her amorous associations with American servicemen in Seoul also made her death the business of the U.S. Army's criminal investigation arm, of which Sgt. Ernie Bascom and Sgt. George Sueno were prized digits. George is from East L.A., Ernie is from another planet. In the army, going after the truth is usually seen as a criminal waste of time, so they are well suited to the case. The Eighth Army command is anxious only to squelch the bad press, and the boys are really only interested in enjoying their tour of duty. The two of them know Korea, they like Korea (George even speaks the language), and they are all too happy to check the tawdry dives the woman had trawled for customers. Even if they don't find the perpetrator, the consequences are minimal. There is something odd about the Korean cops' nervousness. Also, the actual killing is pretty heinous the oddly trussed-up victim is little more than a youngster. Nobody can't die but there are ways no one should. The case gets to George and Ernie. They even work on it after hours. In their line, though, getting involved with a victim isn't smart because you increase tremendously the odds of becoming one.

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