Nightmare Range: The Collected George Sueno & Ernie Bascom Stories
Soho, 2013 (2013)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
artin Limon published his first Sueno & Bascom short story two decades ago. Now, for the first time, all the author's short fiction has been collected in a single volume.
he seventeen stories appearing here feature Sergeant George Sueno, a Mexican American army detective stationed on the US 8th Army base in South Korea in the 1970s. Sueno and his investigative partner, Ernie Bascom, handle cases which require them to work with local Korean law enforcement.
hese gritty short stories reveal the Korean and American perspectives on occupation and deal with investigations that focus on a variety of topics from alcoholism and drug addiction to insanity and murder.
aving served in Korea himself, Martin Limon is very familiar with the setting and issues that are at the core of this unusual series. He gives the modern police procedural an interesting slant with these two unforgettable protagonists.
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