Accidental Heroes

Accidental Heroes

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"A decorated former Air Force pilot. A pregnant flight attendant. A dedicated TSA agent. The fates of these three, and many others, converge in Danielle Steel's gripping new novel--a heart-stopping thriller that engagesordinary men and women in the fight of their lives during a flight from New York to San Francisco. On a beautiful May morning at New York's John F. Kennedy airport, two planes have just departed for San Francisco--one a 757, another a smaller Airbus A321. At a security checkpoint, TSA agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous--perhaps ominous--message. Her supervisor dismisses her concerns, but Bernice calls security and soon Ben Waterman arrives. A senior Homeland Security agent, still grappling with guilt after a disastrous operation in which hostages were killed, Ben too becomes suspicious. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean? As Ben scans the passenger manifests, his focus turns to the A321, with Helen Smith as its senior pilot. Helen's military service and her tenure with the airline have been exemplary. But her husband's savage death in Iraq was more than anyone should bear, leaving her widowed with three children. A major film star is on board. So is an off-duty pilot who has just lost his forty-year career. So is a distraught father, traveling with the baby son he has abducted from his estranged wife. Sifting through data and relying on instinct, Ben becomes convinced that someone on Helen's plane is planning something terrible. And he's right. Passengers, crew, and experts on the ground become heroes out of necessity to try to avert tragedy at the eleventh hour. In her stunning novel Danielle Steel combines intense action with stories of emotionally rich, intertwined lives. As the jet bears down on its destination of San Francisco, strangers are united, desperate choices are made, and futures will be changed forever by a handful of accidental heroes"--
Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781101884096
Branch Call Number: FICTION Steel Danielle 03/2018
Characteristics: 255 pages ;,25 cm


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Apr 12, 2018

I have been reading this author for many years, many decades actually - since the late 70's to early 80's. Her earlier books really moved me, moved to tears in many instances. However, lately, I haven't felt that same thrill from her books.
This book was different!!!! From the very beginning, it was a book I couldn't stand to put down! I am a computer "junkie" and I even gave that up to finish this book.
There was great character development, so much so that it was hard to comprehend how it would all end.
Read the book, I don't think you will be disappointed.


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