Crocodile Tears by Alan Carter
The fifth and final instalment in the award-winning Cato Kwong series, Crocodile Tears sees Cato’s life on the line and his only hope is someone from his past. But can he trust him?
Detective Philip ‘Cato’ Kwong is investigating the death of a retiree found hacked to pieces in his surburban 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.