In this second book in the ‘The Warramunga’s’ series the author combines vivid action, intense drama and a variety of severe themes in the book. We follow various riveting characters as they join gangs, save the day and fight evil through their good deeds. The Warramunga’s Aftermath of War had me completely engrossed in the story. Greg Kater excellent writing skills are on full display, he certainly knows how to engage his readers. The characters are all well defined and given special traits that help characterize them as well as help them in their acts.
We follow characters as investigations are conducted into post-war activities of a huge criminal organization with American, South East Asia and Australian links. Jamie Munro and Jack “Jacko” O’Brien were wonderful in their roles. There is something about the two working as a pair that made me like them more individually. Both Munro and O’Brien, who head the CIS in Darwin, pull their resources and lead the absorbing investigation that involves child smuggling financed and supported by big sharks. The investigations are not easy, as the people involved are powerful, wealthy and dangerous.
I liked Munro and O’Brien as the two were consistence and persistence in their mission. Even with the risks involved. Both had to focus on the work they were doing and ignore distractions. Sara was another great character. She was sharp, intelligent and foresaw events way before they happened. I like her as an individual as the traits she portrayed helped nail some of the bad guys. War time is probably not the most ideal time to form friendships, but the circumstances enabled Munro and O’Brien to become close and bond over issues, and shows you how tight a bond can be when formed in war time.
I loved the virtual tour across Australia and the Philippines as the author explored the exotic landscapes in vivid detail. I enjoyed reading the easy flowing conversations among the characters. The dialogue was amazing and was imbued with a sense of humor that elevated the story. Nailing criminal gangs and especially those with international ties is no easy feat. You will love the plethora of characters from diverse settings, and especially those who get to play unlikely heroes. The Warramunga’s Aftermath of War is the ideal read for you if you love action, suspense, and adventure.
Pages: 300 | ASIN: B07P96B1M6