The Two Minute Rule

The Two Minute Rule

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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. Gathering all the elements that have made Robert Crais one of the very best crime writers today, The Two Minute Rule will grip and intrigue his legions of fans, and provide the perfect opportunity for new readers to discover the author who sets the standard when it comes to twisting plots and powerful more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 34mm | 621.42g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752873776
  • 9780752873770

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"Gripping" STUFF magazine, March "Crais is a classic American crime writer, tough and funny. His books just get better and better." THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY, 5 March "[Crais is] always worth reading. The Two Minute Rule gets off to a rousing start... Crais's thrilling narrative oozes suspense. There are twists to keep you guessing." -- Peter Guttridge THE OBSERVER, 12 March "Absorbing... excellent on several levels. Holman 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 Elvis Cole to read it. They won't be disappointed." -- Marcel Berlins THE TIMES, 11 March "It opens like a champagne cork popping and never lets up after that. [A] dark, romantic thriller. A nerve-racking, switchbacking tale of guilt and redemption. It's so good it gives you goose bumps." -- Mark Sanderson THE EVENING STANDARD, 13 March "Robert Crais is one of the best American crime novelists and his new book is as cleverly plotted as ever. It's slick, fast-moving entertainment." -- Susanna Yager THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, 19 Mar "Another great thriller from a master... reaches a point where it becomes impossible to put down." -- Verna Suit MYSTERY SCENE, Spring 06 "A gripping novel of revenge killings, police corruption and an ex-con father trying to clear his cop son's name." DAILY EXPRESS, 24 Mar "A page-turning rollercoaster ride. Exciting, twisting and powerful, The Two Minute Rule is a gripping read." LINCOLNSHIRE ECHO, 21 Mar "Every Crais book is a 'must read'... a top-notch writer of hard-boiled American crime. [A] ripping thriller." PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH, 15 Apr "A novel of detection rather than a simple thriller. There are enough red herrings to render the complex plot highly difficult to solve, but the pacing moves quick enough that the reader's attention should never fade. Robert Crais has been one of the stars in the mystery genre and this is an excellent example of why that is still the case." DEADLY PLEASURES "Outstanding dialogue is the most striking quality of a slickly plotted story." -- John Dugdale THE SUNDAY TIMES, 18 Jun "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." THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY, 30 Jul "The author has temporarily abandoned his series with Elvis Cole, the LA private eye. This stand alone novel is surely one of his best works. THE TWO MINUTE RULE is a suspenseful thriller from the first page, and the reader is sucked into the whirlwind along with Max." www.reviewingtheevidence.comshow more

About Robert Crais

Robert Crais is the author of twelve bestselling novels. He has won the Macavity and Anthony awards and been nominated for an Edgar. He lives in L.A. with his wife and more

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4 44% (3,360)
3 22% (1,688)
2 3% (241)
1 1% (50)
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