By Andrew Gross
15 seconds can tear your lifestyles aside . . .
Henry Steadman didn't recognize what used to be approximately to hit him whilst he pulled as much as a pink mild. A winning Florida plastic medical professional, he's on the town to carry a keynote deal with at a convention whilst all of sudden his lifestyles turns into an unrelenting chase to stick alive.
Stopped via the police for a minor site visitors violation, the location escalates and he's pulled from his automobile, handcuffed and informed he's below arrest. a number of different police autos 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 all at once killed. because the motor vehicle speeds away, there's just one suspect left behind–Henry. In that second, his idyllic lifestyles turns into a unfastened fall into hell as he turns into the objective of a police manhunt, in addition to being pursued via a crafty, unnamed offender bent on a few form of vengeance.
When Henry turns to an in depth buddy for support, and he, too, finally ends up useless, 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 while even the easiest existence is became the wrong 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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The water was warm, as soft on the skin as velvet. Across the dark beach, hermit crabs went about their sideways business, and here and there bats could be seen winging in and out of a cave at the other end of the beach, just beyond a finger of rocks, part of the western half of the crescent cove. Afterward they drank their mango lassis in the pool, guarded by a huge grinning wooden pig with a medallioned collar and a crown behind its ears. ” They swam laps, then came together at the end of the pool over-hung by a magnificent frangipani tree with its buttery white and yellow blossoms.
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15 Seconds: A Novel by Andrew Gross