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ISBN: 9781925816570
Dimensions: 23.4x15.3cm
Pages: 336
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Crocodile Tears

Written by Alan Carter

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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.


‘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

‘This was in all senses a page turner. Once I started it, I didn’t want to stop …’ Underground Writers

Pages: 336
Publication Year: 2021
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Alan Carter

Alan Carter was born in Sunderland, United Kingdom. He immigrated to Australia in 1991 and now lives just south of Hobart. He sometimes works as a television documentary director. In his spare time, he plunges into the icy Tasmanian waters for fun. He is the author of five Cato Kwong novels – Prime Cut, Getting […]

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