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Corps 01, Semper Fi (Corps) by W.E.B. Griffin

By W.E.B. Griffin

The 1st Corps novel--the first Corps big apple occasions bestseller. Semper Fi units the degree for international struggle II and brings to lifestyles the boys of the Marine Corps--their loves and their loyalties--as they metal themselves for conflict, and get ready to make the final word sacrifice.

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As they approached the hotel, McCoy called out to the rickshaw boy to pull to the curb at the corner. He paid him and then walked down the sidewalk past the marquee, and then into an alley, which led to the rear of the building. He went down a flight of stairs to a steel basement door and knocked on it. A small window opened in the door, and Chinese eyes became visible. McCoy was examined, and then the door opened. " He knocked, and it opened for him. United States Marines were not welcome upstairs in the deeply carpeted, finely paneled lobby and corridors of the Cathay Mansions Hotel.

Chatworth said, beginning to understand. "And so, Sergeant, I'm desperate. " Rather abruptly, Detective Sergeant Chatworth turned his attention back to his papers. "I'll look into the matter," he said, dropping the now-dead cigarette on the floor and snuffing it out with his heel. " Banning saw that Chatworth did not like him any more than he liked Chatworth. And Banning also realized that Chatworth knew even better than he did that there was virtually no chance of finding a Chinese who would be willing to testify that he had seen the fight between the Big Noses.

United States Marines were not welcome upstairs in the deeply carpeted, finely paneled lobby and corridors of the Cathay Mansions Hotel. The often-expressed gratitude of the Europeans of the International Settlement for the protection offered by the United States Marines against both the Japanese and Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang did not go quite as far as accepting enlisted Marines as social equals. PFC Ken McCoy was welcome here, however, in a basement storeroom that had been taken over with the tacit permission of Sir Victor Sassoon, owner of the hotel, by its doorman, a six-foot-six White Russian.

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