SUMMARY: The Warramunga’s Aftermath of War encapsulates the investigation into the post-war activities of a major criminal organisation with tentacles to the USA, Australia and South East Asia. When a fishing boat is discovered in distress in rough seas northwest of Darwin in late 1945, former army officer, Jamie Munro, and educated half-caste Warramunga aborigine, Jack “Jacko” O’Brien, who head the CIS in Darwin, are called on to investigate child smuggling operations
The BookViral Review: Originality and authenticity always make for great books and Greg Kater delivers both in this second release in his Warramunga’s War series. An enthralling blend of mystery and spy thriller that whips along at a cracking pace Jamie and Jacko’s focus has now turned to post-war criminal activities with the latest mission taking them to Manilla. Intelligent and immediately engaging, Kater revels in the complexity of his tale as he weaves converging plot lines that stretch from the Philippines to the Australian bush. Writing in crisp prose and only lingering in the detail when it isn’t to the detriment of his storyline, Kater has a meticulous eye for detail. It is evident in the characters he creates and the authenticity he brings to his shadowy world, as he boldly explores a forbiddingly tragic subject. On this level Kater deals with the gritty side of spycraft but whilst the first half does a splendid job of establishing mood and characters it’s the second half that will have you perching on the edge of your seat! Not knowing who is to be trusted and wondering how Jamie and Jacko will emerge emotionally and physically unscathed.
More highly entertaining reading from an author at the top of his game. Fans of the series will certainly enjoy this latest release in Kater’s series and The Warramunga’s War is highly recommended.