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6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

What would you do if you arrived in town heading for your hotel

What would you do if you arrived in town heading for your hotel and you got lost? What if you wound up at a busy intersection facing a one way street and you would be going in the wrong direction if you went through it? What if you decided instead of taking the wrong wa...
What would you do if you arrived in town heading for your hotel and you got lost? What if you wound up at a busy intersection facing a one way street and you would be going in the wrong direction if you went through it? What if you decided instead of taking the wrong way onto a dead end street and turned left instead on a red light and suddenly found yourself with flashing red and blue lights in your rear view mirror of your rental vehicle? What if the police officer pulled you over and instead of simply listening to your story, wrote you a ticket not only for running a red light, driving without insurance and driving the wrong way on a one way street? What would you do?

I think you'd probably wonder just where the hidden cameras were or if you were having a bad dream and kept wondering when you were going to wake up right?

What if it only got worse, that instead of merely accepting the ticket, you decided to argue with the cop because you didn't really do any of those things except maybe the red light issue. So now Officer Martinez asks you to get out of the car and tells you that you're under arrest for obstructing an officer from doing his job and now the entire police force shows up. After a few minutes, they decide that perhaps they have been a bit too harsh with you and offer to give you just the red light ticket after all and all the police buddies leave. Whew, right? You'd be glad to sign that one and get on your merry way, but then a car pulls up and shoots the police officer point blank and leaves him dead. Now what would you do? You know all those local police boys know that the only person Officer Martinez was with was you and you were a bit upset by all this. Would you call 911 or would you flee?

Well now you are in the shoes of Dr. Henry Steadman, a local plastic surgeon who decided to do both and is now on the run from the cops and his life will only grow more interesting in the latest novel by Andrew Gross, 15 Seconds!!! This is a heart-stopping, edge of your seat thrill ride from the very first page and one that you won't be able to put down until you finish your final page.

I received 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross compliments of TLC Book Tours and William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins Publishers for my honest review. I have to say I inhaled this one. I was turning pages as fast as I could read to see what could possibly happen to Dr. Steadman and how was he going to deal with being framed after killing a local police officer. Now the man hunt is on and what you and Dr. Steadman will want to know is who it is and why is this all happening? A truly exciting suspense filled book at weighs in at a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. There is some profanity in the book in regards to a couple of the characters in the book that he encounters but overall a great novel!!!

posted by Heart2Heart on July 26, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

When Andrew Gross writes for himself, and not James Patterson, I

When Andrew Gross writes for himself, and not James Patterson, I think he has done some stellar work. Don't Look Twice was a five star novel. So I am extremely disappointed that 15 Seconds looks more like a James Patterson novel, and by that I mean, a very light read wi...
When Andrew Gross writes for himself, and not James Patterson, I think he has done some stellar work. Don't Look Twice was a five star novel. So I am extremely disappointed that 15 Seconds looks more like a James Patterson novel, and by that I mean, a very light read with a rather silly premise. When you see multiple exclamation points, and then sentences in italics with exclamation points, you know that the author is trying to hype things up. 15 Seconds is such a ludicrous story, tugging at heart strings to make you think there is something there to care about. I can only hope that the author wakes up and gives his readers what they expect from him. Try harder next time, Andrew!

posted by KenCady on July 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    15 Seconds

    It was interesting, I do like mystery books. Some parts were sort of unbelievable. I would try another book of his.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    15 why is it call this title its sooo weird

    It alright not all of that

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Cloud

    lays on his bed

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