Okay, so here's the thing. I pick up The Impossible Dead thinking oh goodie... the second Malcolm Fox book. Only I've not read the first one. Could have SWORN I'd read the first one - but no. Good grief. Reading it now.
From the Blurb:
Nobody likes The Complaints - they're the cops who investigate other cops. Complaints and Conduct Department, to give them their full title, but known colloquially as 'The Dark Side', or simply 'The Complaints". It's where Malcolm Fox works. He's just had a result, and should be feeling good about himself. But he's a man with problems of his own. He has an increasingly frail father in a care home and a sister who persists in an abusive relationship - something which Malcolm cannot seem to do anything about.
There was a smattering of applause as Malcolm Fox entered the room.
'Don't strain yourselves', he said, placing his scuffed briefcase on the desk nearest the door.