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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.