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Publication Order of George Sueño and Ernie Bascom Books

Jade Lady Burning (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slicky Boys (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buddha's Money (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Door to Bitterness (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wandering Ghost (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
G.I. Bones (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Kill (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Joy Brigade (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare Range (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Iron Sickle (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ville Rat (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ping-Pong Heart (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nine-Tailed Fox (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Line (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
GI Confidential (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Women (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of George Sueño and Ernie Bascom Short Stories/Novellas

The Dragon’s Tail (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of East Riding Books

Tales from the East Riding (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Tales from the East Riding (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Usual Santas(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Private Investigations: Mystery Writers on the Secrets, Riddles, and Wonders in Their Lives(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Martin Limon is an author of fiction. Born in 1948, he lives in Seattle, along with his wife.

Martin served in the Army, leaving after two decades of being in the Army. He also spent time serving in Korea. He first became an officially published author in 1992 with the release of his debut fictional novel, first in his Sueno and Bascom series of novels.

Martin Limon is the creator and the author of the Sergeants Sueno and Bascom series of fiction. As mentioned before, the series kicked off for the very first time in 1992. That was when the first book came out. It would be five more years before a sequel was released in print, titled Slicky Boys. There are several books in this action and adventure series, so if you’d like to read more, by now there are over a dozen for you the reader to enjoy!

Jade Lady Burning is the first book in the George Sueno series by published author Martin Limon told as only someone that has been through it could tell it. The setting is after the Korean War has finally ended and around two decades past that official point, not all that much has changed.

The United States has decided to situate their military in different places and their presence is still very much felt throughout South Korea. On top of that, the war has ended but it turns out that there is still a lot of stress when it comes to troops being stationed in the area.

As it turns out, there is quite a bit of tension brewing between the local people that live in South Korea and the outsiders that cannot ever call this their home country of origin. The Koreans are no great lovers of the American soldiers, in part because they are taking the time to go into their bars and drink and do not shy away from cavorting with Korean women.

So it is not that surprising that some Koreans will not be shy to find a reason to dislike the soldiers. It was always a shaky peace that was being honored between the men stationed here and the people that grew up living here. All that is at risk of changing when one of the Korean young women is found killed.

Pak Ok-Suk was a young lady of the area that was discovered killed, her body left inside an apartment that had totally gone up. The apartment was located in Seoul’s red light district in Itaewon. Some speculate that it might have been her boyfriend that did it. It’s all too easy to wonder who did it, and it’s not hard for Koreans to point the finger at the American soldier that had the most motive to kill her and attempt to cover it up or simply burn the evidence.

It’s not known who did it for sure, but rumors are starting to fly around the town. It is up to the men working the case to figure it out. This time, that means the 8th Army’s Ernie Bascom and George Sueno, both sergeants in the United States Military Police. This case is theirs, but it’s also a tough one because the two of them are finding that the clues that they hoped would be everywhere in this case are just not cropping up like they would hope.

The partners do have one thing to go on, however. That would be a random lead about a connection out there to a well known prostitute. They are going to have to follow it up if they want to find out if there is any truth to it or not if they are going to get anywhere.

The truth is that thee is a lot to deal with when it comes to this case. Sueno and Bascom certainly have their work cut out for them. They are on a mission to try and track down the evidence out there that will be able to clear up this case. There is a lot riding on what they find as a fellow patriot’s freedom as well as his reputation is on the line.

The stakes have never been higher and the two of them need to come up with some evidence that will be able to clear the name of their country man. Will they be able to do it or will they fall behind in their quest to solve this case and set a man free? Read this intriguing action book from author Martin Limon to find out!

Slicky Boys is the second book in the Sergeants series by Martin Limon. If you enjoyed all of the action and the adventure to be had in the debut book, then you’ll certainly enjoy what’s going on in this sequel!

In the last book, two military police men were tasked with solving a violent murder. The crime was one of their toughest yet, but these two partners work better together than they do apart and managed to find some resolution to the crime in the end.

The setting still remains South Korea, and even though the war is over, there are still plenty of gangs roaming the street. Violence still breaks out, just in different forms now. Sueno has worked with Bascom for a long time and by now they definitely thought that they were subjected to most everything under the sun possible.

Even though they didn’t think anything could surprise them at this point, they never saw the Slicky Boys coming. One of the local gangs, the members seem to be everywhere in this place at once. They’re doing major damage and their violence and stealth knows no bounds.

These gang members do everything from shoot to maim to steal, and then they slip away into the night. These two cops will soon find that they are up against a huge force, and that this time they may have met their match at last.

Can the partners take on their new challenges, or will they die trying to do what is right against the gangs? Read this second book in the series to find out!

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2 Responses to “Martin Limon”

  1. Rich Ratzel: 1 year ago

    Dear Mr. Limón, Sept. 26, 2022
    I am sure you get hundreds of similar messages. I recently discovered the series of book that you wrote and started reading them. I truly enjoyed them so far. They brought back many memories. I was stationed at Yongsan Garrison, Camp Coiner, South Post in 1970 to 1971.
    I particularly liked the first book, Jade Lady Burning. Many of the places in the book, I actually visited. While I was stationed there, I took some pictures of some of the places you mentioned in your books. I have digitized them and if you would like, I could email or send them to you. They include The Frontier Club, Itaewon and some of the clubs, King Club, American Club, and Seven Club, various sites in Seoul and Yongsan. All were taken in 1970.
    If you are interest, I can email you some of the pictures or put them on a CD and mail them to you. Please let me know and please continue writing more Sueño and Bascom books.
    Thanks again, best regards,
    Rich Ratzel

    • Matt VanVolkenburg: 7 months ago

      Dear Mr. Ratzel,

      I’m not the author you were leaving a comment for, but I am researching and writing a book about Itaewon’s history and would be thrilled to see the photos you took or hear any stories you’d be willing to share.

      Matt VanVolkenburg


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