Illinois State Library

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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  J.E. "Buck" Ballow  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction


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Illinois Connection

Ballow lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

J.E. "Buck" Ballow is a highly experienced criminal investigator and intelligence officer well versed in the history and customs of Korea and Japan from formal education and personal experience. He spent eleven of his fifteen years as a Special Agent of the U.S. Army s Criminal Investigation Command (CID) in Korea and Okinawa. After retirement from the Army, he spent an additional eighteen years as a civilian supervisor in the Intelligence Bureau of the Illinois State Police.

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Titles At Your Library

Hibiscus Blood
ISBN: 0741438860

Infinity Publishing. 2010

Agents E.Z. Behr and Charlie Bees resolve a difficult murder in the back streets of Koza, Okinawa, where there are no witnesses, physical evidence, or crime scene.

Goodbye, Yobo
ISBN: 0741445778

Infinity Publishing. 2008

A military post in Korea and its adjacent village is rife with assaults, prostitution, black-marketing, larceny, ending in murder. To make matters worse the village may also be haunted.

While the Shishi Cried
ISBN: 0741450917

Infinity Publishing. 2008

Army CID Agents Eddie Easy Behr and Charlie Bees find themselves involved in a strange case of murder, prostitution, and sexual slavery on the back streets of Naminoue, Okinawa.

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