Before turning to full-time writing, Andrew Gross was an executive in the sportswear business. Andrew has co-authored 5 novels with James Patterson, all of them reaching Number One in the NY Times Bestseller list. His first novel The Blue Zone was an instant UK bestseller. He currently lives in New York with his wife, Lynn and has three children.
Praise for Andrew Gross:
`I think this book is fantastic - it has all the obvious virtues plus that elusive X-factor that really made me resent the times I had to put it down. It's Andrew Gross's best yet - including the titles he wrote with James Paterson - and therefore an automatic must read for lovers of fast, topical, can't-put-it-down thrillers' Lee Child
`Reckless is a sexy-as-hell thriller and Andrew Gross's best' James Patterson
`Real fear, real thrills, real suspense...real good' Lee Child
'A spine-chilling mystery with a thrilling twist' Cosmopolitan
'[Gross] knows how to deliver a thrill' Daily Mail
'All the hallmarks of the master - quick-fire action, believable characters, and a none-too-taxing storyline. Perfect holiday fare' News of the World
In a story reminiscent of The Fugitive, prominent Florida plastic surgeon Henry Steadman finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and accused of murdering a police officer. As Steadman goes on the run to find allies and figure things out, another murder occurs and his daughter is kidnapped by the person framing him. Well written, without banality, and exceedingly fast paced, 15 Seconds will capture readers immediately with interesting protagonists and several intriguing intertwining subplots. The material is well performed by narrator Christian Hoff, who does a wonderful job conveying the anxiety, tension, and action. VERDICT Fans of Michael Connelly, David Baldacci, Karin Slaughter, and Harlen Coben will enjoy this title. ["With its rising body count and nonstop action that builds to a harrowing climax, this is an adrenaline-fueled ride, with special appeal for fans of Gross and (James) Patterson," read the review of the Morrow hc, LJ 6/15/12.-Ed.]-Nicole A. Cooke, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.