By Andrew Gross
15 seconds can tear your lifestyles aside . . .
Henry Steadman didn't comprehend what used to be approximately to hit him while he pulled as much as a purple gentle. A winning Florida plastic physician, he's on the town to carry a keynote handle at a convention while all at once his existence turns into an unrelenting chase to stick alive.
Stopped through the police for a minor site visitors violation, the placement escalates and he's pulled from his automobile, handcuffed and advised he's below arrest. numerous 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 abruptly killed. because the motor vehicle speeds away, there's just one suspect left behind–Henry. In that second, his idyllic existence turns into a unfastened fall into hell as he turns into the objective of a police manhunt, in addition to being pursued by way of a crafty, unnamed offender bent on a few form of vengeance.
When Henry turns to a detailed good friend for support, and he, too, finally ends up lifeless, 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 out bringing on dire and lethal consequences.
With breakneck pacing and nonstop motion, 15 Seconds indicates what can ensue whilst even the easiest lifestyles is became the wrong way up instantly. it's also the tale of an blameless guy, framed for homicide, who has to avoid wasting the individual he loves the main, all whereas being drawn nearer and toward an inevitable face-to-face standoff with a guy decided to smash his existence.
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Was war denn bloß in sie gefahren? Es war, als hätte der nette Mann sie hypnotisiert. Nach zehn Minuten hatte sie ihr Handy ausgeschaltet und angefangen, von sich selbst zu erzählen. Und er hatte zugehört. »Mia, was für ein schöner Name«, hatte er gesagt. Es war so lange her, seit sie ihren Namen zuletzt gehört hatte, so lange, dass er ganz fremd klang. Ihr Mann benutzte ihn nie. Dieser junge Mann war so freimütig gewesen. Er hatte ihr Fragen gestellt, und wenn sie ihn etwas fragte, hatte er ihr geantwortet.
Er war ja nicht schwer von Begriff. Er nickte. Wie gesagt, es gab so viel anderes, worum sie sich zu kümmern hatten. Ihm fielen jedenfalls ein paar gewichtige Akten ein, die, in der richtigen Weise aufgeschlagen, sein Gesicht ausgezeichnet verdecken würden, während er seinem gelegentlich ungedeckten Schlafbedürfnis nachgab. Sollten die anderen doch in der Zwischenzeit ihren Pfadfinderspielen nachgehen. Rose registrierte seinen feigen Rückzug, als sie sich mit stechendem Blick langsam umdrehte. »Aber das ist gut überlegt, Rose, das hier.
Alle lebten zu Hause und alle waren aktive Mitglieder in der Kirche der Gottesmutter. Die beiden Ältesten gingen in Viborg aufs Gymnasium, die übrigen wurden von der Mutter zu Hause unterrichtet. Sie, Mitte vierzig, ehemalige Tvind-Lehrerin an einer dieser alternativen Siebzigerjahre-Schulen, hatte sich, in Ermangelung anderer bleibender Lebensinhalte, eben nun Gott zugewandt. In diesem Haushalt hatte sie die Hosen an. Sie managte die Familie und die Religion. Der Mann war zwanzig Jahre älter und einer der wohlhabendsten Unternehmer der Gegend.
15 Seconds: A Novel by Andrew Gross