Getting Warmer

Getting Warmer Cato Kwong is back Back in Boom Town and back on a real case the unsolved mystery of a missing fifteen year old girl But it s midsummer in the city of millionaires and it s not just the heat that stin

  • Title: Getting Warmer
  • Author: AlanCarter
  • ISBN: 9781922089205
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cato Kwong is back Back in Boom Town and back on a real case the unsolved mystery of a missing fifteen year old girl But it s midsummer in the city of millionaires and it s not just the heat that stinks A pig corpse, peppered with nails, is uncovered in a shallow grave and a body, with its throat cut, turns up in the local nightclub As a series of blunders by Cato sCato Kwong is back Back in Boom Town and back on a real case the unsolved mystery of a missing fifteen year old girl But it s midsummer in the city of millionaires and it s not just the heat that stinks A pig corpse, peppered with nails, is uncovered in a shallow grave and a body, with its throat cut, turns up in the local nightclub As a series of blunders by Cato s colleague brings the squad under intense scrutiny, Cato s own sympathy for a suspect threatens to derail his case and his career.

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    1. Cato Kwong is back in the big city with midsummer seeing the town engulfed in a full on crime wave. Kwong is investigating the case of a missing 15 year old girl that is suspected to be dead at the hands of the mothers ex Gordan Wellard who is doing time for murder. Wellard not only is suspected of her death but sends the police on a wild goose chase in an attempt to find the body and is believed to be the mastermind of threatening messages sent to the mum. But when Wellard is found dead the que [...]

    2. Not having read Alan Carters Prime Cut this is my first introduction to Cato Kwong.The story moved along nicely at the begining,tying in the different gangs and police departments. The story jumps back and forward between a few different storylines and I was intrigued how each story paned out and how the author linked them together.I loved how everyone thought they were in charge, the police thought they were running the show, the bikies think they are and the asian gangs think they are so it al [...]

    3. This book brought the suburb Fremantle, Western Australian prisons and the familiar surroundings of Perth to light in a well balanced plot. It made me a bit wary, living in the suburbs described and the settings used. I’ll probably be a bit more vigilant walking around Thompsons Lake. Cato Kwong,the messy world of the law, drugs, gangs, murder and threats with each group having a dark secret made it a good read.

    4. Another great action packed story featuring Detective Cato Kwong, this time set in and around the streets of Fremantle.

    5. "Cato" Kwong, chinesisch-stämmiger Australier, ist als Nachkomme chinesischer Einwanderer eine „Banane“, nur äußerlich gelb und in seinem Verhalten kaum noch von Weißen zu unterscheiden. Die Polizei von Freemantle hat in Catos aktuellem Fall mit der komplizierten Kombination aus Bandenkriminalität und Bestechlichkeit innerhalb der eigenen Reihen zu tun. Als ein Undercover-Ermittler in einem Nachtclub ermordet wird, stellt sich die Frage, wie Tipps ihrer Informanten bestimmte Polizisten [...]

    6. This was the first of Alan Carters books I have read.I found it was a good read with plenty of action.Set in and around Fremantle,Australia I was able to understand most of the local slang along with the geography.Our main hero Cato is determined to solve the disappearance of a teenage girl 15 years ago and is determined to bring her home to her mother.Cato believes in thinking outside the square and loves his cryptic crosswords which helps him in his work.There is a heatwave and a lot of crime [...]

    7. I really enjoyed Getting Warmer. Cato Kwong is a great character. My only reservation is that the story gets overly complicated and convoluted in parts and tries to be overly clever. Otherwise the characters are great and the narrative is excellent

    8. Fantastic page turner.Based in Perth. This book was hard to put down with a constant tension that never really let up. I now have a new favorite Author Highly recommended

    9. Carter's first novel featuring Cato (obvious connection for the nickname) Kwong, PRIME CUT, had him exiled to the Stock Squad in the back blocks of regional WA, doing penance. GETTING WARMER has him back in Perth, just as things weather-wise and crime-wise start to heat up. Starting out with the rather bizarre search for the body of a teenage girl, the supposed perpetrator of that crime being one from the nastier end of the psycho range, it's hard to see how anyone's going to get all that fussed [...]

    10. I’m fairly new to the crime genre, but I’m glad I was recommended Getting Warmer, the second crime novel by Fremantle author Alan Carter about Detective Senior Constable Philip ‘Cato’ Kwong.There are multiple storylines that run throughout the entire novel, but the short, sharp chapters keep the pace moving so I didn’t feel overwhelmed by the different characters and the twists in each of their subplots. Carter also craftily finishes just about all of his chapters on a cliffhanger, so [...]

    11. Not a bad follow up to "Prime Cut". "Getting Warmer" cram packed, action packed, crime wave of a story. This time set in Fremantle where Cato has been reassigned. So we don't have that cast of magnificant odd-bods from the first novel but these coppers and crooks are near as good. Lara Sumich does return in this book and the focus of the story shifts ever so imperceptibly to her. This time there's a yapping dog, bikies, drug traffickers, a sociopathic murderer and an unsolved missing persons cas [...]

    12. I loved this second book in this series--even better than the first. Complex characters and plot, set in Australia, good storytelling . . .The only problem, once again, was the formatting of the Kindle version. In the first book, there were wide spaces in between each line of dialogue or paragraph. It was the same amount of wide space as that you find in between changes of scene within a chapter. It was very confusing and really slowed down the reading pace. This second book has the opposite pro [...]

    13. Great sense of place (Western Australia). Lots of characters who all get a chance to develop a bit. Plus, a main character who likes crosswords = bonus! "Nautical practice for figuring out the fatalities" (Dead Reckoning)"Agent of fate seems in trouble" (Nemesis)"Great Greek warrior longs to be sick inside" (Achilles) "Ant lies at odds with tease" (Tantalise)

    14. I am so looking forward to the next one . Wherever Alan Carter takes us in WA he brings us right in and evokes a kinship. So fantastic to have a crime writer of this calibre introducing our locale into the geography of the genre.

    15. Disclosure: I won a copy of this book through the First Reads giveaway.I found the story hard to follow. The characters were uninteresting to me and I assume the geographic references would appeal to Australians.

    16. I enjoyed the characters a lot and was kept on my toes the whole time. The book is set around WA so it was fun to recognise most of the settings. Recommend for WA friends!

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