At age 46 Max Holman is being released from prison after serving eight years for a bank robbery, during which he broke the two-minute rule. That unwritten rule says that, during a robbery, the thief has two minutes to finish before the police show up. Why an experienced bank robber made such an amateurish mistake is not revealed until later in the story, but suffice it to say that it has a lot to do with what keeps me coming back to Robert Crais for sheer reading pleasure.
It seems that Crais just can't help creating remarkable heroes, even one as unlikely as an ex-con bank robber. Having worked