#BlogBlitz #BookReview for The Third Rule by Andrew Barrett #TheThirdRule @bloodhoundbook @AndrewBarrettUK

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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  he’s  on  the  government’s  list  too,  and  he’s  running.  But  they’re  getting  closer  by  the  minute…




This book is rather lengthy and I will be honest in that it is the longest book I have read for quite a while and it did take me a while to get in to the story, but I split the book over a few nights and was soon engrossed in the story.

Eddie Collins is a fantastic character, he has an excellent sense of humour and dry wit and I love that we are not given another book based solely on the various murder investigation teams, etc – whilst I do love those books, this one being based on SOCO and more the forensic aspect is a refreshing change.

I enjoyed the story and it is four stars from me for this one – I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

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download.jpgAndrew 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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