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The Tiger's Cave (DCI Tom Caton Manchester Murder Mysteries Series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Bill Rogers
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Book Description

Twelve bodies;no motive; the hunt is on!
A lorry full of Chinese illegal immigrants arrives in Hull. Twenty four hours later their bodies are discovered close to the M62 motorway; but a young man and a girl are missing, and still at risk. Supported by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency,Caton must travel to China to pick up the trail. But he knows the solution is closer to home - in Manchester’s Chinatown - and time is running out. A cold case is about to get hot!
This fast paced novel is the third in the DCI Tom Caton series.

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    I have written ten crime thriller novels to date - all of them based in and around the City of Manchester.

    My first novel The Cleansing was short listed for the Long Barn Books Debut Novel Award, and has just been awarded the e-Publishing Consortium Writer's Award 2011. My fourth in the series - A Trace of Blood - reached the semi-final of the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. All nine have featured in the top ten paid for bestsellers in the Amazon Kindle British Crime Fiction category. Number ten - Angel Meadow - is due out in September 2014.

    My novels are part of a series featuring DCI Tom Caton and his team. Part police procedural, part crime thriller. They can also be read as stand alone novels. A Fatal Intervention, although part of the series, is more appropriately a stand alone crime thriller because of the limited appearances of Caton and his team.

    Also available is an an anthology of short stories - Breakfast at Katsouris - and a unique book of Short Walks around the city of Manchester - Caton's Manchester - incorporating crime scenes featured in my novels.

    Born in London with four generations of Metropolitan Police behind me - my grandfather was a founding member and head of the Flying Squad - I moved North forty odd years ago and fell in love with the people, the countryside, and the City of Manchester. I try to capture the spirit, exuberance, and history of the region in my novels, as well as some of the dark underbelly in which Caton works.

    If you would like to contact me please visit my web sites:

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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good plot, enjoying series 18 Mar. 2012
    By a.j.
    Format:Kindle Edition
    The story lines are quite good, and the book well paced. I'm reading them in order. Characterisation can be a little stereotypical, Caton is a bit perfect, and the women are all in love with him, and if not, aren't described as attractive. Using a lesbian character doesn't alter this basic premise. Whilst enjoying the read, what is VERY irritating (kindle version) are the number of typos / spelling errors or plot name errors. It really detracts from concentrating on the story line when overwhelming has been replaced with 'overweening' and paracetamol is spelt ''paracetemol', Lock 13 for Lock 12', 'Ray' for 'Dave, etc.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars too much detail 13 April 2013
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    I am reading Tom Caton in order, and found the first two readable... even if he is a bit like a street map of Manchester. But, oh, dear, this one drags itself along weighed down by so much superfluous detail. It appears Mr Rogers has done a lot of research into Chinese gangs and people trafficking and, my word, he is determined that his knowledge is not going to be wasted. Under the guise of a police lecture, we as readers are subjected to long-winded (and boring) information overload.
    This has the knock on effect on my not caring about the victims. A good police procedural will mix the personalities of those involved in all sides of the tale - law, criminal and victim with the usual wreckage of life being rummaged through as the clues are laid and the detection unfolds. Alas, this was the secondary theme here and I found it a struggle to keep reading. In fact, if it had been a standalone I would have chucked it. But as part of a series, one has to keep the plot of Caton et al up to date. Sorry, Bill, you didn't engage me in this one. But I am moving onto the next....
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another DCI Caton triumph 8 Nov. 2012
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    I have read most of this series starring DCI Tom Caton, and this is up to the quality of the rest of the books in this series.
    These books have a familiar feel, and similiar to Peter James's Grace books. Police precedural with well drawn characters. This book deals with a rather secretive world of Chinese people smuggling, and yet Bill Rogers makes it all very believable, Obviously well researched.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars The Tiger's Cave 6 Dec. 2012
    By Paddo
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    Cracking read. Could not put it down. Good, well constructed story. An eye opener into the illegal immigration racket and illicit goings on in the underworld.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another good read 7 Jan. 2013
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    I have now read all the books with DCI Tom Caton and they are all exceptionally good thrillers - perfect for your holiday read.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars A good read 15 May 2013
    By Colleen
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    I really enjoy these Tom Caton Crime novels. I like the main character, DCI Tom Caton and in fact most of the characters are well rounded and believable. The plot is interesting and I rather like knowing some of the areas and street names. This one even had Bolton in, where I am from, so that made it even more interesting. Why then have I only given it 3 starts? Because this particular novel has been so poorly edited that it became an annoying distraction. This is not the fault of the Author, and my apologies to him that he is tarred with the same brush but having said that, he does have the responsibility of ensuring that those who represent him do so in the best possible way. Oh and the other reason for the 3 stars? Kate, who is supposed to be an intelligent, Professional, beautiful etc etc woman, but in every conversation with Tom she is portrayed as jealous and needy. It is telling that the only weak woman in the book is Kate.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant read 5 April 2014
    By Ipso024
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    Complex and yet simple, this book takes us from the depravation of Manchester's China Town, across the world to China itself. The stark reality of the sex slavery trade is intertwined well with the intimacy of personal relationships. A good, well written crime novel and a damn good read.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Too much attention to Police Procedures 5 April 2013
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    As a retired police officer I felt this one of Bill Rogers " Caton" novels got too bogged down with police procedure where in some parts you almost forgot key parts of the story line. That itself was good and it will not put me off reading the next episode of Caton's career
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