By Andrew Gross
15 seconds can tear your lifestyles aside . . .
Henry Steadman didn't recognize what used to be approximately to hit him while he pulled as much as a pink gentle. A profitable Florida plastic medical professional, he's on the town to convey a keynote tackle at a convention while all at once his existence turns into an unrelenting chase to stick alive.
Stopped by way of the police for a minor site visitors violation, the location escalates and he's pulled from his car, handcuffed and advised he's below arrest. a number of 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 by surprise killed. because the motor vehicle speeds away, there's just one suspect left behind–Henry. In that second, his idyllic existence turns into a loose fall into hell as he turns into the objective of a police manhunt, in addition to being pursued by means of a crafty, unnamed offender bent on a few form of vengeance.
When Henry turns to a detailed good friend for aid, 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 no bringing on dire and lethal consequences.
With breakneck pacing and nonstop motion, 15 Seconds exhibits what can ensue whilst even the simplest existence is grew to become the wrong way up right away. it's also the tale of an blameless guy, framed for homicide, who has to save lots of the individual he loves the main, all whereas being drawn nearer and toward an inevitable face-to-face standoff with a guy made up our minds to spoil his existence.
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