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Buddha's Money

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Rtifacts But then his nine year old foster daughter Mi ja is abducted and her kidnappers demand a ransom Burkowicz doesn’t have a priceless jade skull from the age of Genghis Khan Sueño and Bascom accustomed to chasing felons and black marketeers i. Review from Asia Thrills cops George Sueño and Ernie Bascom meet Indiana Jones or so it seems in this over the top adventure the third in Martin Limón’s great series set in 1970s KoreaAn attack on a Buddhist nun along with the disappearance of the daughter of a retired US serviceman set the pair off on a hunt for a jade skull that shows a map to the lost treasures of Genghis KhanThey are not the only ones looking Also involved are some bad Buddhists from Mongolia some good Buddhists and a mysterious woman named Lady AhnIt seems the skull is being guarded by monks and by a giant sloth on a distant island Many fights some rather horrific violence chases and other adventures ensue And as usual the whole book is dripping with the dissolute atmosphere of Itaewon “the greatest GI village in the world”This book offers action packed excitement and will satisfy Limón’s many fans which include me But it is still a little too far fetched and not one of his best

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N the back alleys of Itaewon than ancient treasures go in over their heads as they agree to search for the skull a journey that will lead them to a crime that threatens the fragile peace between South Korea and the US Army units living on its Korean so. I liked the first two books but didn't care for this one Too close to fantasy for me Unbelievable coincidences I'll read the next but if as divorced from reality as this I wouldn't go further Geometric Dimensioning And Tolerancing: Self Study Workbook peace between South Korea and the US Army units living on its Korean so. I liked the first two books but didn't care for this one Too close to fantasy for me Unbelievable coincidences I'll read the next but if as divorced from reality as this I wouldn't go further

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This grisly terrifying thriller follows CID Agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom across the Korean Peninsula in their search for a lost artifact South Korea 1970s Retired Army officer Herman Burkowicz has uite a lucrative setup smuggling rare Korean a. PROTAGONISTS Sgts George Sueno and Ernie Bascom CID agentsSETTING South KoreaSERIES #3 of 12RATING 275WHY George Sueno and Ernie Bascom are investigators for the Eighth army with most of their activity taking place in Itaewon where soldiers spend their off time They interrupt the assault of a Buddhist nun by a GI which causes national upheaval But their main case involves the kidnapping of a the daughter of a retired Army officer Herman the German The ransom was a valuable old jade skull The Korean history and culture are well rendered but I had some problems with this book First it was hard to read about the brutality towards the little girl and various rapes The character of Ernie Bascom was really one dimensional Basically all he does is chew gum pick up women and violently erupt once in a while Breaking into Information Security: Learning the Ropes 101 place in Itaewon where soldiers spend their off time They interrupt the assault of a Buddhist nun by a GI which causes national upheaval But their main case involves the kidnapping of a the daughter of a retired Army officer Herman the German The ransom was a valuable old jade skull The Korean history and culture are well rendered but I had some Men in Kilts problems with this book First it was hard to read about the brutality towards the little girl and various rapes The character of Ernie Bascom was really one dimensional Basically all he does is chew gum The Killing Of Katie Steelstock pick up women and violently erupt once in a while


10 thoughts on “Buddha's Money

  1. says:

    Whotta read Grisly is apropos but it was in context with the theme of the plot It was ironic in that I had just placed an order through Better World Books for a copy when I was shelving Slicky Boys that I found a copy of this one that I already owned I do not know if it made the move with me from my parents' house to Chez Woody nearly nine years ago or if I bought it shelved it wanting to read the series in order I could have ready it uickly but because book #4 is still in transit to me I slowed my pace to savor the plot the dialogue I have read some comments in which Martin Limon is not their cuppa tea due to the reliance on having the characters be with the US Army's CID the allusions are lost on them Not me I am a US Navy retiree I definitely identify with Ernie Bascomb I understand the interactions with the brass having visited Korea the setting rings true I really want to touch base with Mr Limon at some point In this entry the boys are called in to investigate the kidnapping ransom of a native girl who had been adopted by a retired lifer named Herman the German his common law native wife A lifer is one who puts in a full 20 year career to pull a poor man's pension but when the time to pull the plug comes finds themselves at loose ends I was a Careerist one who serves until retirement but with definite goals for being a civilian I knew lots of Hermans felt kinda sorry for them since their transition to civilian life was difficult many died shortly after retirement which is part of the reason that you can retire at just 20 years it takes a heavy toll the actuarial tables show that statistically you do not have longevity past retirement Our heroes are forced to traipse around the country in search of an objet d'art that is to serve as the ransom payment They encounter Buddhist monks and nuns of various sects have yet another thrilling harrowing adventure Book #4 cannot arrive uickly enough


  2. says:

    I like learning about life in Korea from the perspective of George Sueno I think this is my favorite part of Limon's books I kind of want of that in this book Like Slicky Boys the story is very action focused I lost count of how many fist fights Sueno and Bascom got into If you want a story that feels like Indiana Jones in 1970s Korea complete with a mystical jade skull than this book is for you But my preference was for Limon to slow down at times to highlight the background I wanted to know about the culture of Army retirees like the character Herman the German who stay in Korea after having served and about the tension in South Korea that led to those intense and dramatic demonstrations where students and soldiers suare of in the streets of Seoul Still despite missing these elements it was an enjoyable read


  3. says:

    PROTAGONISTS Sgts George Sueno and Ernie Bascom CID agentsSETTING South KoreaSERIES #3 of 12RATING 275WHY George Sueno and Ernie Bascom are investigators for the Eighth army with most of their activity taking place in Itaewon where soldiers spend their off time They interrupt the assault of a Buddhist nun by a GI which causes national upheaval But their main case involves the kidnapping of a the daughter of a retired Army officer Herman the German The ransom was a valuable old jade skull The Korean history and culture are well rendered but I had some problems with this book First it was hard to read about the brutality towards the little girl and various rapes The character of Ernie Bascom was really one dimensional Basically all he does is chew gum pick up women and violently erupt once in a while


  4. says:

    I can definitely say that there we some things about this book that truly horrified me and I don't usually get along well with being horrified This installment deals with how Sueno and Bascom are usedplayed by some evil people and in the long run while they tried hard to do the right thing no one ends up any better off and so many end up injured or dead But it's a strong well crafted story I'm surprised Limon isn't one of those authors that are celebrated but perhaps it's because he does do some not very nice un mainstream things that can leave the reader drained and emotionally scarred


  5. says:

    Another very long winded plot A little girl is kidnapped This leads to S and B trying to find a long lost jade skull that leads to Genghis Khan's graveI'm steadily going through the Sueno and Bascom series Unfortunately there are only 14 books plus a book of short stories I started in the middle then started reading them somewhat in order I really like this series because they are easy to read and follow and easy to get into It's best to read them in order if you are starting newThe setting is 1970's South Korea and the protagonists are two 8th Army CID detectives Bascom is a bit like Michael Connelly's Bosch in that he doesn't care for protocol and is likely to antagonize the people he comes in contact with rather than acting like a normal person and that includes his superiors Sueno is somewhat the same but level headed Both are good CID detectives who don't have time for BS and try to solve the crimes they are tasked to instead of slacking off Another selling point for them is that they try to relate to the native Koreans as people rather than 2nd class citizens to abuse like some other Americans Limon does a great job of making the characters real including the bit parts the GI's and the Koreans That's the character study part that I likeThe other good part is the setting Limon was actually serving in Korea and gives a really good depiction of it from the GI point of view It's like going back in time with the US Army Not all of it is good; there's a lot of corruption poverty booze and sex yea some of it actually reads like The Virgin Soldiers Leslie Thomas He makes the country and the people come to lifeThe army police procedural part is only so so There isn't a lot of excitement in the cases The detectives do their due diligence do their footwork and solve the crimes There is mystery but somehow Limon just doesn't get a lot of excitement across The interest I get from reading the books is from the character development; I care what happens to the people in the story than I do about the crimesThat's the basic review I can't add a lot about this book itself not that it matters much to me I find all the stories fairly uniform and as I go through the series I feel like I'm binge watching a TV show I finish one episode and move along to the next They are all different stories but in the same format Overall I really like the series and highly recommend them


  6. says:

    Review from Asia Thrills cops George Sueño and Ernie Bascom meet Indiana Jones or so it seems in this over the top adventure the third in Martin Limón’s great series set in 1970s KoreaAn attack on a Buddhist nun along with the disappearance of the daughter of a retired US serviceman set the pair off on a hunt for a jade skull that shows a map to the lost treasures of Genghis KhanThey are not the only ones looking Also involved are some bad Buddhists from Mongolia some good Buddhists and a mysterious woman named Lady AhnIt seems the skull is being guarded by monks and by a giant sloth on a distant island Many fights some rather horrific violence chases and other adventures ensue And as usual the whole book is dripping with the dissolute atmosphere of Itaewon “the greatest GI village in the world”This book offers action packed excitement and will satisfy Limón’s many fans which include me But it is still a little too far fetched and not one of his best


  7. says:

    Authentic Tale of GIs in KoreaThis must have taken place in the late 70s; maybe early 19080 81 The author accurately characterizes Itaewon to include the clubs The demonstrations during that period were accurately described as well I’m not sure about the White Horse unit being involved in suashing the demonstrations but it would not surprise given the fact that the President of South Korea was a former ROK Army General Finally all of the Korean language translations were very accurate I spent many years in Korea and intensely studied the language so I really enjoyed this book It brought back a lot of memories Most importantly for me it was all totally believable with a couple of exceptions which is indeed rare


  8. says:

    Limon's intriguing stories are set in South Korea in 1970's Our hero's are CID agents with the 8th Army South Korea is culturally vivid and populated with fascinating characters Murder and mayhem mostly mitigated with camaraderie and humor


  9. says:

    I liked the first two books but didn't care for this one Too close to fantasy for me Unbelievable coincidences I'll read the next but if as divorced from reality as this I wouldn't go further


  10. says:

    Thought I'd never finish this bookBook moved slow and I had to push through it Was the first time that I have been disappointed by his books Will take a break from his work


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