The Two Minute Rule (Paperback)Robert Crais (author)
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A superb standalone thriller from the bestselling author of THE SENTRY.
Two minutes can be a lifetime. But break the two minute rule and it's a lifetime in jail. Ask anyone on the wrong side of the law about the two minute rule and they'll tell you that's as long as you can hope for at a robbery before the cops show up.
But not everyone plays by the rules. When an aging ex-con finally gets out of jail, freedom doesn't taste too sweet. His son is gunned down in a drive-by shooting. It seems like a random crime, but when the victim is a cop - especially a cop with a con for a father - the motives are never simple.
When the hit is exposed as a revenge killing, and the question of police corruption is raised, it becomes a father's last duty to clear his son's name and catch the killer.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 34 mm
Like the best L.A. noir writers, Crais nudges the mystery genre into higher gear, tackling grand themes in exceedingly personal ways through flawed heroes and hard-to-spot villains * LA TIMES *
THE TWO MINUTE RULE opens like a champagne cork popping and never lets up. What follows is a nerve-racking switchbacking tale of guilt and redemption. It's so good it gives you goose bumps * EVENING STANDARD *
THE TWO MINUTE RULE is a humdinger. It succeeds on superior plotting and characters who grip you early and hold you close to the last page * BOSTON GLOBE *
THE TWO MINUTE RULE is so good, so well-constructed, so full of intelligent characters and complex emotions, that it is irresistible. Holman's quest is superb. The plot is inventive but realistic, and even the secondary characters are beautifully drawn. This is Crais's best work so far, and puts him up there with Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane * GLOBE & MAIL *
THE TWO MINUTE RULE gets off to a rousing start... Crais's thrilling narrative oozes suspense. There are twists to keep you guessing * OBSERVER *
A gripping novel of revenge killings, police corruption and an ex-con father trying to clear his cop son's name * DAILY EXPRESS *
One of the top crime wiriters portraying the underside of the city [Los Angeles] is Robert Crais...He's the king of LA Crime and long may he reign * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY *
Sometimes you read books that are of a similar theme but this one is different from anything I have read before. * TELEGRAPH & ARGUS *
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