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The Two Minute Rule

The Two Minute Rule

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 8th April 2010

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781409123545

Reviews

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 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 excellent on several levels. Holman, a criminal but also a father overwhelmed with guilt and seeking to make amends, is movingly portrayed. Crais is a master of dialogue; the plot is full of surprises. I urge fans who might be put off by the absence of Crais's private eye, Elvis Cole, to read it. They will not be disappointed
THE TIMES
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 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 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
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