The Line

The Line

Book - 2018
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"The Korean Demilitarized Zone, 1970s: A battered corpse is found a few feet north of the line dividing North and South Korea. When 8th Army CID Agents George Sueno and Ernie Bascom are ordered by superiors to pull the body to South Korean side, they have no idea of the international conflict the action will spark. Before war breaks out, they must discover who killed Corporal Noh Jong-bae, a young Korean civilian assigned to the US Army who had few enemies. But the murderer could be from either side of the DMZ, and if it turns out to be North Korea, how can two US military agents interrogate witnesses? What George and Ernie discover gets them pulled off the case, but they continue to look into Corporal Noh's death against orders, fearing they've put the wrong man behind bars"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, Inc., [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY LIM
Characteristics: 374 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781616959661
1616959665

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NedSu
Jan 04, 2019

Having read all the books in the series, I was delighted to choose this book to start out the New Year, 2019. The protagonist, Sueno (pronounced SwaynO) is a CID investigator in the Army, stationed in Korea. He and his partner Bascom investigate two different stories during this novel. The backdrop of the military, South Korea in the 70's, the political world of the Koreas and the mind of horny and lustful GI's keep the reader interested as the story progresses in stops and starts. It may be a more of a history lesson but the reader can enjoy the contrasts of Korea then and Korea now. As you might imagine, The Army pretty much doesn't change.

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janetrease
Nov 06, 2018

I requested this book based on the recommendations from the Sunday Times. This was the first I had heard of this author. I liked the book. It was fairly well written and was an interesting plot.

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