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The Ville Rat

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The Ville Rat by Martin Limón
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Jun 07, 2016 | ISBN 9781616956851

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Praise

Praise for The Ville Rat

“Action-filled.”
—The Wall Street Journal 

The Ville Rat, the [10th] in Limón’s series, confirms the author’s knack for creating sturdy plots, solid writing and well-rounded characters.”
—The Seattle Times

“Propulsive . . . If you’re not familiar with this superlative series, The Ville Rat will give you a taste of everything you’ve been missing. The books palpably recreate the tension that existed in the decades after the Korean Conflict as Vietnam raged—while offering a vivid picture of military milieu.”
The Arizona Republic

The Ville Rat, set 40 years ago, provides insight into tensions and conflicts—racial and otherwise—in the military and society as a whole that are still relevant today.”
—Shelf Awareness

“The chemistry between intense Sueño and laconic Bascom is the clear reason to follow this series, but alongside that chemistry as a draw for these books is Limón’s masterful evocation of military life.”
—Open Letters Monthly 

“Pulse-pounding . . . This police procedural, with its unusual locale, admirable protagonists, and well-developed plot, stands as a superior entry in a consistently impressive series.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Often praised for his knowledge of Korean society and culture and the massive footprint of the U.S. Army on Korea, Limón has an outstanding series going, and this one may be the best installment yet.”
—Booklist, Starred Review

“Sueño and Bascom’s [tenth] appearance has vivid characters, and its searing portrait of the sins of our recent past bids fair to transcend the genre.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for the Sueño and Bascom series

“Limón is one of the best military writers ever.”
—Lee Child

“Amazingly vivid . . . [Limón’s] wild men heroes are just as good company.”
Los Angeles Times

“As always, the author vividly contrasts adventures in the seamy side of Seoul’s nightlife with a sensitive appreciation for Korea’s ancient culture.”
The Seattle Times

“Limón, who was stationed in Korea for the Army, writes with empathy for the Korean people as well for the young GIs dropped into a foreign culture.”
The Boston Globe

“This series is a must not only for procedural fans but also for anyone who enjoys crime fiction set in distinctive international locales.”
Booklist, Starred Review
 
“Excellent . . . A vivid view of Asia, from the Demilitarized Zone to the Yellow Sea, and an insightful look at the era.”
Publishers Weekly
, Starred Review

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