Corporal Jill Matthewson, the only female military police officer assigned to Camp Casey in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, is missing. US 8th Army CID agent Sergeant George Sueño and his partner, Ernie Bascom, are dispatched to locate her. They find that criminal activity abounds at Camp Casey, from black marketeering to murder. The investigation brings them face-toface with crooked officers, Korean civilians rioting over the death of one of their own, a schoolgirl run down by a speeding army truck, and her ghost, which has been seen wandering the premises.
About The Wandering Ghost
Praise for Martin Limón:
“It’s great to have these two mavericks back. . . . Mr. Limón writes with . . . wonderful, bleak humor, edged in pain, about GI life.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Limón’s crisp, clear storytelling opens a door to another world and leaves one hoping the next installment won’t be so long in arriving.”—The Baltimore Sun
“Limón has the military lingo and ambience down to a T. Plot, pacing, and plausibility are just about perfect.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer (editor’s choice)
“As usual, Limón paints a picture of Korea in the mid-1970s that is so detailed and richly atmospheric that the reader’s senses are flooded with the sounds, smells, and tastes of the place. Fans of the Sueño-Bascom series, who have been waiting eagerly for a new novel, can relax. It was well worth the wait.”—Booklist (starred review)
The only female MP assigned to a base in the DMZ is missing. Has she been abducted, killed, or, possibly, gone AWOL? Eighth Army cops George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, sent to find her, discover a murder that has been concealed, rampant black marketeering and corruption, crooked officers, rioting Korean civilians, and the wandering ghost of a schoolgirl run down by a speeding army truck. It is up to them to right egregious wrongs while being pursued by criminals who want to kill them.
Martin Limón is the author of four earlier books in the Sueño-Bascom series. His debut, Jade Lady Burning, was a New York Times Notable Book.
“A winner . . . Altogether engaging.” —The Washington Post Book World
“Vivid . . . Limón’s crisp prose evokes a world that is at once exotic, dangerous and forlorn.” —The Seattle Times
“Martin Limón does what the best storytellers do: take you away to a brand new world. The Wandering Ghost is that world, a fully engrossing story that pins you to your seat until the last page is turned.” —Michael Connelly
“Easily the best military mysteries in print today.” —Lee Child
“Setting the standard for military crime fiction, Limón’s compelling stories of murder, greed, and abuse of power are set off by the Korean culture and the 1970s atmosphere.” —Library Journal, Starred Review
“Martin Limón has crafted some of the finest military mysteries on offer, and The Wandering Ghost will only enhance his reputation.” —BookPage
“Combines a vivid recreation of recent history with admirable local color.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A fine military mystery.” —Publishers Weekly
“Throughout this critically acclaimed series, Limón has displayed a remarkable talent for weaving his background knowledge of the country into his plots.” —Booklist