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The Two Minute Rule
《二分钟法则》
Robert Crais
罗伯特·克莱斯
2006-3-1 10:20:15   
 
The Two Minute Rule
《二分钟法则》
Robert Crais
罗伯特·克莱斯

Synopsis

Max Holman is a career criminal. At least he was until he violated the two-minute rule, bank robbery's inviolable maxim. When he stayed in the bank four minutes, he was arrested by FBI agent Katherine Pollard.

The intervening decade hasn't been kind to either of them. Holman spent it in jail; Pollard quit the FBI to raise her kids and then lost her husband to his secretary and death, in that order. The day Holman is paroled from prison he learns that his son, Richie, an LAPD officer, was gunned down. The investigating officers assure Holman that Richie's killer acted alone and then committed suicide.

Something doesn't feel right, and Holman turns to Pollard, the only cop he ever trusted. She is suffocating in a cash-poor widow's hell and reluctantly begins to help Holman investigate. The unlikely allies butt up against a seemingly impenetrable wall of corruption and soon find many of their theories discredited.


故事梗概

马克斯·霍尔曼一直是职业罪犯,直到他破坏了抢劫的黄金定律—二分钟法则。他在被抢劫的银行停留了四分钟,被美国联邦调查局警官凯瑟琳·波乐德逮捕了。



之后的十年,霍尔曼和凯瑟琳过得都不容易。霍尔曼在监狱中服刑;凯瑟琳辞去警察的工作回家看孩子,她的丈夫和秘书有了婚外情,之后还去世了。霍尔曼出狱当天得知在洛杉矶警察局当警官的儿子里奇被人用枪击毙。负责此案的警官肯定地告诉霍尔曼杀死里奇的凶手只有一个人,并且事发后就自杀了。




霍尔曼觉得事情很蹊跷,向唯一信赖过的波乐德求助。波乐德当时正为自己拮据的寡妇生活痛苦不堪,十分不情愿地开始协助调查。这对看上去毫不靠谱的搭档一步步接近警局的腐败内幕,发现原来自己很多想法都是那么可笑。


 

Comment

In general, Crais' Elvis Cole novels are superior to his stand-alone thrillers, but this is his best effort yet in the latter category. Pollard and Holman are carefully drawn, flawed, but empathetic characters.

 


评价

总得来说,克莱斯的埃尔维斯·科尔系列小说比他的独立本惊悚小说要出名得多,但是这本小说却是独立本中最优秀的一部。克莱斯精心刻画霍尔曼和波乐德的性格和特点,使人物十分丰满,能够引起读者的共鸣。




Introduction of Author

● Name: Robert Crais

● Nationality: America

● Position: Author, screenwrtier 

●Main works:

The Monkey's Raincoat
Stalking the Angel
Voodoo River
Sunset Express
L.A. Requiem
Demolition Angel
The Last Detective
The Forgotten Man

作者简介

○ 姓名:罗伯特·克莱斯

○ 国籍:美国

○ 地位:作家,剧作家

○主要作品:

《猴子的雨衣》
《围捕天使》
《伏都河》
《落日特快》
《洛杉矶安魂曲》
《毁灭天使》
《最后的侦探》
《被遗忘的人》

 

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