The Third Rule by Andrew Barrett #BlogBlitz #Review

I am delighted to share my review The Third Rule by Andrew Barrett on Blog Blitz today….Which is out now

The Book

Propelled by a wave of atrocities, the government introduces a severe code of capital punishment. They designed The Rules to rid England of serious crime, but they failed. They said The Rules were infallible, but they lied.

Christian Ledger, an innocent man and a talented artist is charged with a fatal stabbing. Christian is heading for the ͚slaughterhouse͛ because no one will listen to his pleas. Is the secret he carries enough to save his life?

CSI Eddie Collins, a reluctant hero with one failed suicide attempt behind him, suddenly wants to live when the police hunt him down for shooting a colleague. And now he͛s on the government͛s list too, and he͛s running. But they͛’re getting closer by the minute…

My Thoughts

The Third Rule is the first book in the series and it is also the first book that I have read by the author. In this story we are introduced to CSI Eddie Collins…a character that I really liked. I love the fact that this story is about CSI rather than your a Detective. Telling a story about three main characters that talks about Political and government issues. Which is rare to see in a novel so for me this is a very fresh and new idea.

Has always I am totally honest that this is a beast of a book and it did put me off slightly, so don’t go into it thinking its a quick read because it isn’t. Some parts I found it were over descriptive. I am a reader that likes to use my imagination and not be told all the details. But other readers might love this.

The story is full of a variety of characters they you will love or hate and each one brings something to the story.

I have to say that Andrew certainly knows his stuff and has used his own experiences throughout the story making it a clever and well plotted read. The Third Rule is a solid start of what looks set to be a good series. You can your copy on the link below.

Thank you to Sarah Hardy for inviting to take part on Blog Blitz

Author Bio:

Andrew Barrett has enjoyed variety in his professional life, from engine-builder to farmer, from Oilfield Service Technician in Kuwait, to his current role of Senior CSI in Yorkshire.

He’s been a CSI since 1996, and has worked on all scene types from terrorism to murder, suicide to rape, drugs manufacture to bomb scenes. One way or another, Andrew’s life revolves around crime.

In 1997 he finished his first crime thriller, A Long Time Dead, and it’s still a readers’ favourite today, some 200,000 copies later, topping the Amazon charts several times. Two more books featuring SOCO Roger Conniston completed the trilogy.
Today, Andrew is still producing high-quality, authentic crime thrillers with a forensic flavour that attract attention from readers worldwide. He’s also attracted attention from the Yorkshire media, having been featured in the Yorkshire Post, and twice interviewed on BBC Radio Leeds.
He’s best known for his lead character, CSI Eddie Collins, and the acerbic way in which he roots out criminals and administers justice. Eddie’s series is four books and two short stories in length, and there’s still more to come.
Andrew is a proud Yorkshireman and sets all of his novels there, using his home city of Leeds as another major, and complementary, character in each of the stories.


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