I’ve been reading Crocodile Tears by Alan Carter. I loved the Australianisms in the book, shown through the language, scenery and general laid back attitude of the characters.
My first introduction to Cato Kwong was with Getting Warmer which is book #2. I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn’t feel it imperative to read book #1. However Crocodile Tears is book #5 and I did feel like I had missed something. I do have books #3 and #4 on my shelf. I just haven’t found that every elusive time to read them.
Alan Carter has given his readers a twisty political thriller that has multiple plot lines running through it. I was intrigued to see how the different plots would come together and Carter managed to tie them all in nicely, pulling out surprise after surprise.
Returning nightmares and a reliance on anxiety medication see Cato in a bad way. However he still gives the case his all. He likes to get to the real answers and won’t let go of a case until he is totally satisfied, often putting his own life in danger.
The plot moves from Perth to Tasmania, Darwin and Timor-Leste. A fast paced police procedural that involves murder, atrocity, greed, ambition, hatred and spies.
No one can be trusted and strings are being pulled by government authorities to suit their own agenda.
Crocodile Tears was my first time meeting character Rory Driscoll; a likeable anti-hero and all round good bloke. He professes that he is retired, happy to spend his days fishing, but I would love to see him have his own series.
Although I am sad to see him go, I found Crocodile Tears an acceptable end to the Cato Kwong series.
A selection of our Beauty and Lace Club members are reading Crocodile Tears by Alan Carter. You can read their comments below or add your own review.