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15 Seconds by Andrew Gross

15 Seconds (edition 2012)

by Andrew Gross

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Title:15 Seconds
Authors:Andrew Gross
Info:Harper (2012), Paperback, 464 pages
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Fast moving novel that starts with an incident that the author went through himself- over zealous police at a traffic stop. Dr. Steadman is on his way from the airport to his hotel to get dressed to go golfing with a friend when he is pulled over for going through a yellow light. Eventually he finds himself in handcuffs in the back seat of a police car. After the bazaar incident is rectified by other police officers and while waiting for the policeman to write up a warning, the officer is suddenly shot and killed by another motorist. Now Steadman is on the run when other police start shooting at him every time they see him.

One of the characters is an angry poorly educated white man who blames the elite for his problems and ignores his own problems with anger management and alcohol. Sound familiar?

The mystified doctor starts to search for who is targeting him and why. Don't start this unless you have a lot of free time. You won't be able to put it down. ( )
  lamour | Jan 2, 2017 |
Fast paced suspense with a hook at the end of each chapter, 15 Seconds reads more like a script for a TV police drama than a book. But that's ok, it's all good. A few plot details stretched a little beyond credibility but they went by so quickly I hardly noticed. And who knows, in the afterward the author recounts that he was subjected to a false arrest/interrogation like the one in the book so it could all be possible. ( )
  wandaly | Jun 30, 2016 |
For some reason I just couldn't get into this.
  ritaer | Jun 29, 2016 |
one of the hardest things about reading this book was putting it down ( )
  petrichor8 | Jun 6, 2016 |
15 Seconds by Andrew Gross is a chilling page-turner which was hard to put down. Read this in one sitting. It is a story of an innocent man who is framed for murder. His daughter is kidnapped and there is a race against time to save her. It's safe to say that Andrew Gross has out-done himself this time around!

A compelling psychological thriller - 5 stars ( )
  EadieB | Jun 1, 2016 |
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15 seconds can tear your life apart...

Henry Steadman didn't know what was about to hit him when he pulled up to a red light. A successful Florida plastic surgeon, he is in town to deliver a keynote address at a conference when suddenly his life becomes an unrelenting chase to stay alive.

Stopped by the police for a minor traffic violation, the situation escalates and he is pulled from his vehicle, handcuffed and told he is under arrest. Several other police cars arrive and the questioning turns scary, but just as Henry is released and about to move on, a blue sedan pulls up and the officer is suddenly killed. As the car speeds away, there is only one suspect left behind–Henry. In that moment, his idyllic life becomes a free fall into hell as he becomes the target of a police manhunt, as well as being pursued by a cunning, unnamed perpetrator bent on some kind of vengeance.

When Henry turns to a close friend for help, and he, too, ends up dead, Henry realizes he's being elaborately framed. But in a chilling twist, the stakes grow even darker, and he is unable to go to the police to clear his name, without bringing on dire and deadly consequences.

With breakneck pacing and nonstop action, 15 Seconds shows what can happen when even the best life is turned upside down in an instant. It is also the story of an innocent man, framed for murder, who has to save the person he loves the most, all while being drawn closer and closer to an inevitable face-to-face standoff with a man determined to destroy his life.
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When a random act of violence plunges him into a nightmarish world, Henry Steadman, a successful surgeon accused of murdering two people, must clear his name and discover who is trying to destroy him in order to save himself and his family.

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