While en route to a medical convention, divorced surgeon Henry Steadman is thinking about his daughter, Hallie, a college freshman, when the cop who has stopped him for a minor traffic violation is shot by a stranger in a speeding blue sedan.
Suspected of the killing, Henry becomes the target of an intense manhunt and turns to his one friend in town, Mike, for help. Only Mike is dead, too—and again the evidence points to Henry.
With the exception of Carrie Holmes, a sympathetic cop, Henry is on his own as the real killer crosses a line that makes it even more urgent that he uncover the stunning truths behind this cruel and diabolical plot. Andrew Gross’ 15 Seconds is another nail-biting hit for the bestselling author.
Hardcover Book : 336 pages
Publisher: William Morrow & Co, Inc/Imp Of Har ( July 10, 2012 )
Item #: 13-577054
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.76inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I agree with reviewer sv. The plot is flimsy, the characters weak and not well defined. But I think the part that bugged me the most is the WAY it was written - almost like it had two authors. Whenever we read Dr. Steadman talking in first person, there are exclamation marks everywhere! Sure, some statements need to be emphasized with ! marks, but in the first chapter alone there were enough !!!! to suffice for the rest of the book. NOT everything is that important. Overuse of italic font also. I think the editors should have been keyed into such rubbish.
Some of the story seemed silly at times. But the overall plot was great and kept me reading continuously to get to the story's end. I liked Henry and the relationship he developed with Carrie. Yes, some things were not kosher but if you got past that - enjoy the book for what it is. It's an escape plus an adventure that keeps you interested.
Reviewer: william j
I really enjoyed the book. Thought it was a great read. Look forward to more of his books.
Reviewer: Debbie W
Is this book a joke! An April fools joke maybe? I really hate to cut down an author of any sort but this book is absolutely ridiculous. For instance the main character is always welling up with tears, his daughter is about to go through a mill saw and he is saying it's okay peanut, honey. He is on the run and has 60 bucks left, eats a hot dog and gets coffee goes into a men's haberdashery buys a sports jacket and dress shirt and in the end still has 40 bucks left, wow I am so moving down south! Only gave if 1 star and that was for so hard I was laughing reading this book, if some one wants one you can have mine before it goes to the dump where it belongs. I can not possibly be the only one out there who finds this book totally ridiculous. Last one of Andrews that I buy!
This was an "I don't want to put it down" book. I enjoyed every minute of the fast-paced twists & turns the story took.