Paperback Í Dead Set MOBI Ô

Dead Set I really enjoyed this crime novel set in Canberra against a political background Robertson writes well with an engaging style, a solid plot and interesting characters I m looking forward to reading the next in the series as it is already on my bookshelf. A well researched, interesting crime novel The romance was somewhat unconvincing and unnecessary, but the plot was sufficiently engaging to overcome this shortfall. Australian Federal Police officer Brad Chen is having a bad time Recently injured in a hit and run attack, he s having to lean on crutches and painkillers The Federal Immigration Minister, Tracey Dale, is having an even worse time She s been found brutally murdered in her Canberra flat Together with his chauffeur, Kate Malone, Chen travels from Canberra to Sydney and Melbourne investigating the murder and interrogating a series of ex lovers, estranged friends, collegues and neo nazis, having Australian Federal Police officer Brad Chen is having a bad time Recently injured in a hit and run attack, he s having to lean on crutches and painkillers The Federal Immigration Minister, Tracey Dale, is having an even worse time She s been found brutally murdered in her Canberra flat Together with his chauffeur, Kate Malone, Chen travels from Canberra to Sydney and Melbourne investigating the murder and interrogating a series of ex lovers, estranged friends, collegues and neo nazis, having the crap beaten out of him by skinheads and mysterious assassins along the way The mystery at the heart of Dead Set is servicable, though I wasn t especially satisfied by the action packed climax What makes the novel shine is the point of view character, Bradman Chen, and his interactions with his rookie partner and chauffeur, Malone They re brilliantly realised characters, funny and cynical, and I enoyed every page I spent with them I thought the first half of Dead Set was a terrific read The characters are well introduced, the police procedural elements are well handled, and the story just flies along Robertson s writing has a nice balance between dialogue and description, and whilst quite functional in style, it s engaging to read Chen is intriguing character with his sardonic wit, selective approach to procedure and various vulnerabilities The second half of the book tails away a little and I increasingly found mysel I thought the first half of Dead Set was a terrific read The characters are well introduced, the police procedural elements are well handled, and the story just flies along Robertson s writing has a nice balance between dialogue and description, and whilst quite functional in style, it s engaging to read Chen is intriguing character with his sardonic wit, selective approach to procedure and various vulnerabilities The second half of the book tails away a little and I increasingly found myself asking why questions as holes in the plot started to appear And the end was a bit of a letdown, despite the blockbuster climax Overall, Dead Set is a good, solid, entertaining read Set in Canberra, I enjoyed the flawed protagonist Inspector Brad Chen and the fast paced plot, and I look forward to the reading the next books in the series A very solid debut novel. Enjoyable enough to read the next in the series which I prefered Another good Aussie author I really enjoyed it. Australian Federal Police officer Brad Chen is having a bad time Recently injured in a hit and run attack, he s having to lean on crutches and painkillers The Federal Immigration Minister, Tracey Dale, is having an even worse time She s been found brutally murdered in her Canberra flatTogether with his chauffeur, Kate Malone, Chen travels from Canberra to Sydney and Melbourne investigating the murder and interrogating a series of ex lovers, estranged friends, collegues and neo nazis, having the crap beaten out of him by skinheads and mysterious assassins along the way Easy fun read, love that it s set in Australia


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