Tuesday, July 24, 2012

15 Seconds by Andrew Gross

I'm excited to be part of the TLC blog tour for Andrew Gross's latest, 15 Seconds! If you're looking for a great, fast-paced thriller, Andrew Gross is your man!

A routine traffic stop turns out to be anything but for Henry Steadman. The plan was to get the rental car, check in to the hotel, and play some golf before the Doctors Without Borders conference began. But on the way to the hotel, Steadman gets lost. He's pulled over for running a red light and things take a weird turn. Before he knows it, he's in the back of a police cruiser, cuffed and being yelled at by an irate officer. When the fuss dies down, the officer admits it was a case of mistaken identity and is about to let Steadman go on a warning when a second car pulls up and the cop is shot. Now Steadman's friend is dead as well and the doctor is running for his life. His only hope is untangling the web he's now caught up in and finding the real killer before it's too late. 

Everyone always wants to know where an author gets their ideas and the story behind this one is kind of a whopper! I'll let Andrew tell you about it himself:

Trust me (and the many, many others who have said it) when I say this is definitely a one-sitting read. The pacing is excellent and the intensity level of the story makes it the kind of read that you literally can't put down.

Gross is the author of five other solo novels:

The Blue Zone
The Dark Tide (Ty Hauck #1)
Don't Look Twice (Ty Hauck #2)
Reckless (Ty Hauck #3)
Eyes Wide Open

Gross also cowrote a number of books with James Patterson.

For more on Andrew Gross and his work, check out his official website (link above). You can also like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

To visit other stops on the tour, visit the official TLC tour page here. I've got a couple of cool extras for you as well: Gross's publisher has prepared a Reading Group Guide for 15 Seconds. And Andrew was a guest on Booktrib's live chat last week. If you missed it, you can watch the whole thing here.


Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'll consider this one for my upcoming 6 hour plane ride - I'm sure it will help the time literally fly by!

Thanks for being on the tour!

Becky LeJeune said...

It's definitely the perfect kind of book to read on a plane!