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15 Seconds

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012.

If you love fast-paced, topical thrillers that you simply can't put down, then Andrew Gross and especially 15 Seconds is a great place to go. Pulled over by a traffic cop who is then shot by someone else leaves surgeon Henry Steadman framed for murder and on the run trying to prove his innocence. It's thrilling stuff.

May 2012 Book of the Month.

If you like Andrew Gross you might also like to read books by Robert Crais, Tami Hoag and Stephen Leather.

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Synopsis

15 Seconds by Andrew Gross

OUT OF TOWN Dr Henry Steadman has it all: a booming business, a daughter he loves, and plenty of time to enjoy life.


But while visiting upstate Florida, a police-stop ends in the shooting of a local cop -- with Henry as the prime suspect. OUT OF LUCK Framed for a second murder, this time of a close friend, Henry goes on the run. His only lifeline is state-trooper Carrie Holmes, no stranger to tragedy herself, who can help prove his innocence. But they are in a dead-end -- the police are closing in, the killer is getting away. OUT OF TIME This is not just a set-up, it's far more personal. Henry's nightmare is complete when his daughter is kidnapped. Suddenly, survival is not enough: he must save his daughter. Everything has been taken away from him -- but now, Henry has nothing left to lose!

Reviews

Praise for Andrew Gross:

'I think this book is fantastic -- it has all the obvious virtues plus that elusive X-factor that really made me resent the times I had to put it down. It's Andrew Gross's best yet -- including the titles he wrote with James Paterson -- and therefore an automatic must read for lovers of fast, topical, can't-put-it-down thrillers
Lee Child

'Reckless is a sexy-as-hell thriller and Andrew Gross's best'
James Patterson

'Real fear, real thrills, real suspense!real good'
Lee Child

'A spine-chilling mystery with a thrilling twist'
Cosmopolitan

'[Gross] knows how to deliver a thrill'
Daily Mail

'All the hallmarks of the master -- quick-fire action, believable characters, and a none-too-taxing storyline. Perfect holiday fare'
News of the World

About the Author

Andrew Gross

Born in New York in 1954, Andrew Gross was educated at Middlebury College and Colombia University. He was then an executive in the sportwear business, rising to become the worldwide president of HEAD.

Since becoming a full-time writer, Andrew has co-authored 5 books with the internationally bestselling thriller writer James Patterson. They include The Jester, Third Degree and Lifeguard. They have combined sales of over 10 million copies.

Andrew lives in New York with his wife, Lynne and their three children.

Author photo © Jan Cobb

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Book Info

Publication date

26th April 2012

Author

Andrew Gross

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www.andrewgrossbooks.com/

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Books of the Month
Thriller / Suspense
eBook Favourites

Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780007384273

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