John Drake has it all, a loving family, a nice home and a job as a police officer that he loves until, his world comes crashing down around him. While working with a fellow officer on an off duty security job, a deadly shooting spirals out of control, leaving two dead, including fellow officer Frank Glass. Nothing adds up about the shooting, but all clues point to John Drake as the shooter. Stripped of his badge and branded a ‘cop killer’, John is faced with the difficult task of trying to find out the truth behind the shootings, clearing his name and staying alive in the process… a task that is easier said than done.
A Time to Lie is D.W. Hardin’s second novel and I have read them both. This book had a much different feel from his first book, as it is written in first person from Officer John Drake’s point of view. Hardin does a fantastic job of bringing the real, heartfelt emotions to life and his characters jump from the pages because of it. As a reader, I felt all of the main character’s turmoil and pain and I was rooting for him every step of the way. For those of us not in the law enforcement field, A Time to Lie shines a bright light on every aspect of the profession and those who choose it. There is a little something for everyone; action, conspiracy, corruption and even honor. Hardin has a style of writing that feels so natural and real, I found myself saying… “This could really happen!”
A 5-spider novel from an outstanding writer… it doesn’t get much better than A Time to Lie.