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The Mysterious East

A trio of thrillers set in Laos, Thailand, and Korea.

Feb 5, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 20 • By ELLEN BORK
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Limón does well creating the world where the American military comes into contact with life on the margins of postwar South Korea, even if the attempt to bring about redemption for some truly wretched characters is labored. More important, Sueño realizes that the little things a foreigner can easily miss may hold the key to solving crimes, not to mention understanding the locals.

Ellen Bork is deputy executive director at the Project for the New American Century.