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
I could have read this book in one sitting, but stretched it out to two. All of Danielle Steel's books are great and this might have been the best she's written in awhile. It was about a plane heading to San Francisco from NYC. A TSA agent discovers a postcard in one of the bins than has a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge on one side and a warning on the other. One person contacts another and soon everyone's top priority is landing this plane safely. In addition to the story, the reader meets t ...more
Danielle Steele comes through again!
I usually read her books cover to cover! Love her characters and the great variety of settings in her books. Have to admit I like her happy endings to most of her novel
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.
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Sorry Danielle Steel, this one just didn’t do it for me. DNF
An entertaining, short read that is wrapped up with a pretty bow for the most part. I did like the plot even if it was predictable. It was like Sully but with a female veteran as the pilot hero. However, the drama of the lives of the supporting characters really brings entertainment to this book. So many different life situations going on in these characters.
My quick and simple overall: a good, quick read by Danielle Steel that is very entertaining.
"Accidental Heroes" is a thrilling, suspenseful and timely book about a heroing experience aboard a flight from JFK to San Francisco. It is a short book, but I think Steel covered what was important on a five-hour flight -- even though I wanted to know more. As a writer, I think she didn't over write the story and left enough to the reader's imaginations. Steel gave readers a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at an airport that we rarely know about to ensure the safety of passengers. We ...more
I literally could not put this down. The best book she has ever written in my opinion. There is so much mystery revolving around a flight from New York to San Francisco each page is building upon who is responsible that I could not stop reading. Then in the end there is love, sigh. She couldn't leave us without a touch of romance thrown in. Highly recommended!! BTW, first five star of 2018
Great book! And the story was well told - not Ms. Steel's normal narrative style except in a few scattered - and short - places. Bernice, a TSA agent, finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge with the words "you will remember me forever" with forever underlined multiple times. Her gut tells her she needs to bring this to the attention of airport security. And so begins the story of determining if this is a real threat and which plane the terrorist is on. It was interesting to see the problem e ...more