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Buddha's Money (Sergeants Sueño and Bascom #3)

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“Fast and confident . . . well-drawn and vivid.”—The Seattle Times

“A slam-bang thriller. . . . Limón keeps the action coming at a furious pace.”—Albuquerque Journal

“The locations . . . are as amazingly vivid as ever, and his wild men heroes are just as good company.”—Los Angeles Times

George and Ernie are American military cops in Korea. They work the neon alleys of sin
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Soho Crime (first published 1998)
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I can definitely say that there we some things about this book that truly horrified me and I don't usually get along well with being horrified. This installment deals with how Sueno and Bascom are used/played by some evil people and in the long run, while they tried hard to do the right thing - no one ends up any better off and so many end up injured or dead. But it's a strong, well crafted story. I'm surprised Limon isn't one of those authors that are more celebrated but perhaps it's because he ...more
I really enjoyed this one, the third in the series. It's unbelievable but at the same time a page turner. Our two CID agents,Bascom and Sueno, are involved in a life and death race against time to find a jade skull and deliver it to some violent Buddhist kidnappers of a young Korean girl. It's like Indiana Jones meets a Christopher Moore book at times. It's flip, funny, and suspenseful with violence and evil thrown in. We escape Seoul to Suwon, Taejon, and some off shore islands. There are the u ...more
This is the third in a series about two unconventional army CID agents in 1970s (?) Korea. Each book seems to be better than the one before, so I will continue reading more. The complex story is woven in a way that I didn't want to put the book down. Plus, I kept getting surprised by the turn of events and the rolls of all the characters. There were some brutal scenes, so this one is not for the faint of heart.
The action is set in Seoul, South Korea in the '90s. Two Army CID officers get caught up/ set up in a scam to still a Buddhist relic. With a little girl's life at stake, it's a race against time - and they lose. But the story isn't over. Lots of action, political unrest, Royal arrogance, religious pride and the inscrutable ways of the Orient all combine to make a fairly readable action/mystery.
wooden characters, missing sense of fun, brutal storyline involving ten year old girl--much less enjoyment than other titles in this series
C. Atteridge
as a military brat it brought back memories of the
sometimes hilarious vernacular of asian outposts.
that was the best part for me.
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Martin Limon retired from U.S. military service after 20 years in the Army, including a total of ten years in Korea. He and his wife live in Seattle. He is the author of Jade Lady Burning, which was a New York Times Notable Book, Slicky Boys and Buddha's Money.
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Sergeants Sueño and Bascom (9 books)
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  • Slicky Boys (Sergeants Sueño and Bascom #2)
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  • Wandering Ghost (Sergeants Sueño and Bascom #5)
  • G.I. Bones (Sergeants Sueño and Bascom #6)
  • Mr. Kill (Sergeants Sueño and Bascom, #7)
  • The Joy Brigade (Sergeants Sueño and Bascom #8)
  • The Iron Sickle
Jade Lady Burning (Sergeants Sueño and Bascom #1) Slicky Boys (Sergeants Sueño and Bascom #2) Mr. Kill (Sergeants Sueño and Bascom, #7) G.I. Bones (Sergeants Sueño and Bascom #6) Wandering Ghost (Sergeants Sueño and Bascom #5)

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