By Andrew Gross
15 seconds can tear your lifestyles aside . . .
Henry Steadman didn't comprehend what was once approximately to hit him whilst he pulled as much as a purple mild. A winning Florida plastic health practitioner, he's on the town to convey a keynote tackle at a convention while without warning his lifestyles turns into an unrelenting chase to stick alive.
Stopped by means of the police for a minor site visitors violation, the location escalates and he's pulled from his automobile, handcuffed and instructed 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 without notice killed. because the automobile speeds away, there's just one suspect left behind–Henry. In that second, his idyllic lifestyles turns into a unfastened fall into hell as he turns into the objective of a police manhunt, in addition to being pursued through a crafty, unnamed offender bent on a few type of vengeance.
When Henry turns to an in depth buddy 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 out bringing on dire and lethal consequences.
With breakneck pacing and nonstop motion, 15 Seconds exhibits what can occur whilst even the easiest existence is grew to become the other way up directly. 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 decided to spoil his existence.
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