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 Steels gripping new novela 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 Yorks John F. Kennedy airport, two planes have just departed for San Franciscoone 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 ambiguousperhaps ominousmessage. 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. Helens military service and her tenure with the airline have been exemplary. But her husbands 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 Helens plane is planning something terrible. And hes 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....
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Accidental Heroes Reviews
And she's back...............
Finally! The Danielle Steel book I've been waiting for! I have been reading her books for over 40 years and for the most part have enjoyed most of them. But this is up there with some of her earlier books. Way to go, Ms. Steel!
A page turner! I couldn't put it down. A airport security finds a card that makes her feel like something awful might happen. She tells her supervisor who tells her it is nothing and to return to work.....but because of a nagging feeling she notifies security. Is the airplane that just took off going to have an incident or land without any problems. Normal people doing normal jobs and living their normal lives may be turned into heroes.
This might be my favorite book by Danielle Steel ever, and I have read them all.
This was about what happens when a TSA agent finds a postcard in the bin at security.
We see all the steps that are taken to make sure this is reviewed, and the passengers are safe.
It had been decades since the last time I read a Danielle Steel book. when I saw this book prominently displayed at my local library and read the jacket, I was under the impression that this would be a mystery-thriller type of book - a genre that I truly enjoy -and a change from what she normally writes. Unfortunately, the book did not turn out to be very good. the first 1/2 dealt with the "mystery" part of the book and started off interesting enough, however, as it got closer to the conclusion ...more
TSA Agent Bernice Adams finds a suspicious postcard and calls security, thus starting an investigation into whether or not someone on one of two planes headed for San Francisco has terrorism in mind. As the jets bear down on the Golden Gate Bridge, strangers team up together making them accidental heroes.
I love to read Danielle Steel after a couple of heavy book club books. She rarely disappoints. I particularly enjoyed this one - the story was fascinating. I liked the character development and ...more
A TSA agent discovers a note after a plane takes off. There's not a overt threat but she reports it to Homeland Security who becomes concerned enough to start checking out the people on board. The pilot is a former pilot who is widowed with 3 children. The co-pilot is young and brash. An off duty pilot sitting in the cockpit has been deemed unsafe to fly and retired. Homeland Security agents disagree on who might want to bring the plane down. The story plays out like an in-the-air movie.
I liked ...more
Accidental Heroes is Danielle Steele’s novel about a fateful airplane flight. She does a great job of developing characters and providing a suspenseful storyline. The book seems to be well-researched, except for the part about Air Traffic Controllers. With that being my husband’s profession, I have the inside skinny on it. In actuality, air traffic controllers at San Francisco would have had more info about the problem onboard the flight. I recommend this one. In addition to being a blend of lov ...more
Predictable Steel read. Everything is great, bad stuff happens, everything turns out great in the end. All wrapped up neatly in a bow. Good quick read. :)