Detective Philip ‘Cato’ Kwong is investigating the death of a retiree found hacked to pieces in his suburban Perth home. The trail leads to Timor-Leste, with its recent blood-soaked history. There, he reunites with an old frenemy, the spook Rory Driscoll who, in Cato’s experience, has always occupied a hazy moral terrain.
Resourceful, multilingual, and hard as nails, Rory has been Canberra’s go-to guy when things get sticky in the Asia-Pacific. Now Rory wants out. But first he’s needed to chaperone a motley group of whistleblowers with a price on their heads. And there’s one on his, too.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘Alan Carter is one of those authors who does not seem to get the attention that he so richly deserves … Crocodile Tears, is one of the year’s best crime thrillers.’ Murder, Mayhem and Long Dogs
‘A first-rate thriller and one of the year’s best books.’ Canberra Weekly
‘This is an extremely intelligent thriller, and a fitting ending to the series.’ The AU Review
‘It is an unputdownable thriller from one of an award-winning Australian crime author.’ Boffins Books