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Crime Series

Bad Seed

Written by Alan Carter


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When wealthy property developer Francis Tan and his family are found slain in their mansion, Cato Kwong is forced to recall a personal history that makes his investigation doubly painful. The killer is elusive and brutal, and the investigation takes Cato to Shanghai. In a world of spoilt rich kids and cyber dragons, Cato is about to discover a whole lot more about the Chinese acquisition of Australian land – about those who play the game and those who die trying.

'Bad Seed is hard to beat.' Weekend Australian

'accomplished and entertaining.' Sydney Morning Herald

'I was gripped from beginning to end.' Beattie’s Book Blog

'Carter deftly maintains the suspense throughout.' Farm Weekly Review


ISBN 9781925162257 (Paperback)
Formats C Format (230 x 152mm) (Paperback)
Categories ebooks
Book Club Reads
Crime & Mystery
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2015
Pages 348
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    Alan Carter

    Alan Carter was born in Sunderland, UK. 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 four Cato Kwong novels – Prime Cut, Getting Warmer, Bad Seed and Heaven Sent and the Nick Chester novel, Marlborough Man, set in NZ. Doom Creek is the second in the Nick Chester series. Read more