The Six O'clock Rule


Fiction - Thriller - General
245 Pages
Reviewed on 11/17/2010
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Author Biography

After 44 years in law enforcement. I have seen so many strange people and events that you would think nothing could surprise me. You would be wrong! I continue to be amazed at the crazy things people do.

Like the time we caught a guy on top of a jewelry store next to a hole chopped in the roof. When we took him down, we discovered a bag of jewels freshly removed from the safe.

His explanation to the jury? His brother was the real burglar, and he had climbed up there to talk him into giving up his criminal career. When the cops arrived, he said his brother managed to get away, leaving him, “holding the bag.” Twelve good citizens believed this ridiculous story, and the real safecracker walked away a free man! Just so you know, we got him later on another burglary. His brother was already in prison, so he was fresh out of an alibi!

I created the Clay Randall Mystery Series based upon my experiences as a patrol officer, detective, supervisor, and, since 1986, a police chief. My goal has been to write stories that will allow the reader to see the world through a cop’s eyes; sometimes cynical, often frustrating, but still hopeful that people will ultimately do the right thing.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boiling for Readers' Favorite

The Six O'Clock Rule "If you're thinking of doing something that might make you look like a dumbass on the six o'clock news, here's a tip. Don't."

The setting is Jacksonville Beach, Florida

The Six O'Clock Rule begins with an action packed shoot out. After a teen dies from a lethal mixture of heroin and cocaine Detective Clay Randall and his team go after the drug dealer. The dealer fires on the team striking Randall. Danny brings down the dealer in a barrage of bullets. Ty and Three Rivers were driving a drunken Bobby home when they spotted former cop Roy Connor man handling a woman. Connor worked for Tony Savoy a slimy defense lawyer. Savoy used drugs to obtain what he wanted. He had been married several times and kept a mistress, Kayla, on the side. That's just the beginning of this action packed thriller.

I was hooked from the first page. I eagerly turned the pages to see what would happen next. The plot is exquisitely well developed and believable. Bruce Thomason is a master at character development. He has included enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing to the last page. Fans will be thrilled with the latest Clay Randall mystery.

Joe Crutchfield

This is the second and best book Bruce Thomason has written. I have read both and I can't wait to read the third. I'm sure that it is going to be even better. After spending 35 years of my life in Law Enforcement, I can say with some authority that his books, unlike some others I have read, are extremely realistic. His situations that the characters find themselves in are actualy believable not so far fetched that it turns the reader off right away. I can't wait to see what Clay Randall gets into and what new an interesting characters Bruce comes up with next.