By Andrew Gross
15 seconds can tear your lifestyles aside . . .
Henry Steadman didn't comprehend what was once approximately to hit him while he pulled as much as a crimson gentle. A winning Florida plastic medical professional, he's on the town to carry a keynote tackle at a convention whilst all at once his existence turns into an unrelenting chase to stick alive.
Stopped by way of the police for a minor site visitors violation, the placement escalates and he's pulled from his automobile, handcuffed and advised he's below arrest. numerous different police vehicles arrive and the wondering turns frightening, yet simply as Henry is published and approximately to maneuver on, a blue sedan pulls up and the officer is without warning killed. because the motor vehicle speeds away, there's just one suspect left behind–Henry. In that second, his idyllic existence turns into a loose fall into hell as he turns into the objective of a police manhunt, in addition to being pursued through a crafty, unnamed culprit bent on a few form of vengeance.
When Henry turns to an in depth pal for support, and he, too, finally ends up lifeless, Henry realizes he's being elaborately framed. yet in a chilling twist, the stakes develop even darker, and he's not able to visit the police to transparent his identify, with no bringing on dire and lethal consequences.
With breakneck pacing and nonstop motion, 15 Seconds exhibits what can take place whilst even the easiest existence is grew to become the other way up straight away. it's also the tale of an blameless guy, framed for homicide, who has to save lots of the individual he loves the main, all whereas being drawn nearer and toward an inevitable face-to-face standoff with a guy decided to wreck his existence.
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15 Seconds: A Novel by Andrew Gross