Robert Crais

The Two Minute Rule

"…a spellbinding read."


Two minutes can be a lifetime.

Ask anyone on the wrong side of the law about the two-minute rule and they'll tell you that's about as long as you can hope for at a robbery before the cops show up. Break the two-minute rule and it's a lifetime in jail. But not everyone plays by the rules…

When ex-con, Max Holman, finally gets out of jail, freedom doesn't taste too sweet. The only thing on his mind is reconciliation with his estranged son, who is, ironically, a cop. But then he hears the devastating news: His son and three other uniformed cops were gunned down in cold blood in Los Angeles the night before Holman's release. 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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The storyline in this book grips you like a vice and just won't let you go until the last page is turned. Unable to rest until he finds out who has killed his child - and why - Max uses his previous criminal connections (together with the former FBI Agent responsible for his previous capture) to investigate his son's murder. Layer upon layer of tension and suspense is handled deftly by the author. With the probability of police corruption, no one can be trusted. But Max's freedom is very much on the line as his parole could be revoked at any time… The Two Minute Rule is a thrilling read with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing right to the end. Crais has an easy style of writing that vividly creates all the interwoven plots and characters, and comes highly recommended. This book had me totally gripped from the start and is definitely a spellbinding read.

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