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The Ville Rat: A Sergeants Sueño and Bascom Novel    by Martin Limon order for
Ville Rat
by Martin Limon
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Soho, 2015 (2015)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

George Sueno and his partner Ernie Basom are investigators with the U.S. 8th Army CID. Stationed in South Korea in the 1970s, the two men have had some interesting cases, but this one tops the charts since they will find that there will be no cooperation coming from members of the 2nd Infantry Division who may be involved in the death of a local woman.

When a Korean woman is found strangled on the banks of the Sonya River, authorities call in the two Army investigators to work on the case, since it appears that an American serviceman may be involved.

Receiving no cooperation from the military division officers whose unit is stationed in a nearby village, Sueno and Basom will have to locate and interview a mysterious a local smuggler, known as the Ville Rat, since he might have key information that will help solve the case.

A challenging case with some interesting nuances, this is one assignment the two investigators will need to pool all their resources on, if they hope to see justice done.

With plenty of local color, this military police procedural series has stretched to ten titles. It has attracted readers who look for something a little different and appreciate the unusual setting.

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