15 Seconds by Andrew Gross
I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday. I first posted this review in June 2012. The story is an emotional rollercoaster and I remember finishing it in a day.
You get ten days, someone once told me. Ten days in all of your life that qualify as truly ‘great’. That when you look back through the lens of time stand apart from everything else.
All the rest is just clutter.
This book is a thrill ride from beginning to end! Dr. Henry Steadman is on his way to speak at a medical conference and then play some golf with his friend. Little does he know that his life will change forever in 15 seconds. After arriving at his destination, he is pulled over for a minor vehicle infraction, he is rudely asked to step out of the car at gunpoint and frisked and handcuffed for no apparent reason. After his registration is called in, he is let go, but before he can start his car, another vehicle stops and a shooter kills the cop that pulled him over and drives away. Instead of staying with the officer and risk being arrested for murder, he decides to follow the shooter. And the story gets even more intense as it goes.
I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down. It’s a scenario that no one would ever want to be in and the choices Dr. Steadman makes may not be the best, but he is doing them for a very important reason. Does he find the shooter? Take the ride and see!
Thank you to Mr. Gross and Book Browse’s First Impressions for giving me the opportunity to review this book.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Before turning to full-time writing, Andrew Gross was an executive in the sportswear business. He is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers Everything to Lose, No Way Back, 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, Reckless, Don’t Look Back, The Dark Tide, and The Blue Zone. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. His latest novel, Button Man, is a historical thriller coming Sept 18, 2018, from Minotaur Books.