Soho Crime’s longest-running series, featuring George Sueno and Ernie Bascom, will get a seventh book this December. Martin Limon’s latest work, Mr. Kill has been described as “a not-to-be-missed addition to the growing library of novels about Southeast Asia by people who know what they are talking about,” by John Burdett, New York Times bestselling author of Bangkok 8.
Mr. Kill immediately surrounds Sergeants George and Ernie, U.S. Army Investigators, with hostile citizens, difficult superiors, and dangerous contacts when a young mother is discovered brutally raped on a train into Seoul. Korea’s people are outraged by news of the attacker, described by witnesses as an American serviceman. George and Ernie arrive too late to catch the offender in the area and are instead forced to pick their way through the city on his cooling trail, dealing with American officials who want nothing more to deny the involvement of their men and the blond bombshell lead singer of country western act providing more than musical entertainments to the local men in uniform.
A second murder lights a fire under the sergeants and finally draws the attention of the ruthless Korean homicide investigator known by those who stand in his way as Mr. Kill.
Limon’s new book promises to serve up the levels of action and intrigue readers can expect of a seven-title veteran. Look for it in December for a great read or perfect gift.