The Mysterious Bookshop

Limón, Martin - The Door to Bitterness

The two GI cops Martin Limón first introduced in Jade Lady Burning are back with a vengeance in their latest adventures in 1970s Seoul and the sin cities surrounding the capital. While North Korea menaces and Vietnam burns, these two weave through back alleys and bordellos, trying to tip the scales of justice back in the right direction.

This time they are not only pursuing criminals—they’re chasing themselves. Homicidal thieves have gotten hold of Sueño’s badge and are using it to trick their victims just long enough to strike—withhis gun. The army wants his equipment accounted for, the ID and weapon recovered. George and Ernie want to recover their reputation, such as it is . . . and stop the killings.


We are devoted to all things mysterious, from hard-boiled hardcovers to pulpy paperbacks, suspected signings and whispers around town.

Located at 58 Warren St in New York City, we are open Monday-Saturday from 11am-7pm. 212.587.1011

Want to get a free gift AND be entered into a monthly raffle? Sign up for our newsletter! Click on the tab at the top of the site to learn more!