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
Possibly the worst-written book I’ve ever read. Just awful. The first chapter is entirely exposition dump, and it doesn’t improve much from there. All telling, very little showing, it seems to violate almost every concept of competent writing known to man. The plot is extremely obvious, and the tying up of lose ends is roughly twice as long as it needs to be for a story of this length.
Sorry Danielle Steel, this one just didn’t do it for me. DNF
Very different story from all her other books. Still good though.
Loved the story. Danielle Steel never lets me down...waiting for her next release.
another score for this author . Absolutely loved this book. From the very first chapter I was rooting for Bernice, a single mother out there trying to make a life for herself and her son. All the characters in this book intertwined with each other with their own lives been affected by outside forces never realizing that inside forces were controlling their lives. Ever when there are evil forces try to be bad, most people are good
You know those airport TV shows? Border Security, Aircrash Investigations, Blackbox? They’re the sort of TV shows that always seem to be on and I always find myself quite easily sucked into them. Accidental Heroes is exactly like one of those TV shows. I’ve been suffering from an illness these last few weeks and was feeling a bit flat and headachy, wanting something to read but wanting it to be quick and engaging, rather than deep and contemplative. I generally don’t read Danielle Steel anymore, ...more
Quick easy summer read. Enjoyed the characters and theme of heroes. “It’s very important for all of us to be heroes in our daily lives”
I know I'm a Danielle Steel fanatic but this will go down as one of my faves. It was suspenseful, touching, and sweet.