The Two Minute Rule

  • by Robert Crais
  • Narrated by Christopher Graybill
  • 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. 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 Los Angeles police officers were gunned down in cold blood 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.With all the elements that have made Robert Crais one of the very best crime novelists today, The Two Minute Rule is gripping, edgy suspense from the author who sets the standard when it comes to surprising plot twists and powerful characters.


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Not as good as some of his others

A few of the characters are well acted by the narrator but the book teeters between interesting detail and trite repetition. Not much humor, either, and the suspense is mediocre compared to other Crais books. The romance part was a stretch and it's fraught with stereotypes throughout. I listened to it straight on through over 2 nights and overall was disappointed. (sigh)
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- mindusq "Typical cat lady: lazy, sings off-key, craves spicy bloody marys."

Ensemble Dysfunction

Until this I was a Robert Crais fanboy. Now... not so much. Uh-huh, there's this "disbelief" hurdle that authors have to prod you to leap. This time Crais built it too high. There's an eau de amor wafting about this cop-story which should be its cement but it smells all wrong. WEEEERD brackish pheromones! The chemistry between the two lead characters should not have ignited... In fact, for me, it didn't ignite.... didn't even sizzle or smoke.

The plot BTW has been done too many times, and the lead character's miraculous second-act-of-life again just made that disbelief hurdle impossible to climb, much less leap. Okay.. I'll probably try Crais one ore time. This wasn't a toxic experience. If you've never read Crais, try an earlier work. I wish I'd skipped this one.

Oh... my disappointment has NOTHING to do with Christopher Graybill's terrific read.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-20-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio