When it comes to contemporary authors who write thrillers and mystery novels about Korea, Martin Limón, is probably the only name that comes to mind. Limón retired from military service after twenty years in the US Army, including ten years in Korea. He is the author of several books in the Sergeant George Sueño series with "The Joy Brigade" being the last one released by Soho Press.
A Brief Summary:
Seoul, early 1970s: US Army Sergeant George Sueño is on a mission of extreme importance to the South Korean government, as well as the US Army. Kim Il-Sung has vowed to reunite North and South Korea into one country before he hands control of the government over to his son, which means North Korea is planning to cross the DMZ and overpower the American-allied South Korean government. Read more.