Inspector Brad Chen - one-time football star and master detective - is not the man he once was.
He's on crutches, with his leg in a cast, nursing a thirst for Amaretto and a raging pain-killer addiction.
Then he's unexpectedly recalled from sick leave when the high-profile federal Minister for Immigration is found brutally murdered in her Canberra flat. Tracey Dale's proposed refugee policy was always controversial, and the list of suspects, which includes neo-Nazis, ambitious colleagues and a vengeful wife, becomes ever longer.
As Chen and his beautiful driver Constable Kate Malone search for the killer, they display an uncanny talent for discovering corpses. But are these other deaths connected to the minister's murder or simply a series of bizarre coincidences?
Get set for a rollicking ride because Dead Set is the freshest, funniest Australian crime fiction debut in years.