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
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
Danielle Steel was the first author whose work I started reading once the librarian allowed me into the adults section. I read the gift first and since then her books have delighted me and touched my soul.
Accidental heroes was a wonderful book and I couldn't put it down once I started reading. There was mystery and love within the pages of the book which turned out to be highly entertaining for me.
The story unfolds on a flight where an attendant reports a suspicious activity which turns out to ...more
A TSA agent goes over her supervisor's head after finding a post card left in a tray after a plane's passengers had gone through their normal search. Her supervisor saw nothing worth reporting, but ended up glad she was ignored. After several agencies were brought into the decision making there were three people being looked at very closely. All were in the cockpit. What , if any, danger may there be to passengers and crew and what, if anything can stop it? That is the plot of this interesting D ...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
Danielle Steel writes about Homeland security working to figure out who has the potential to bring an airborne plane down on the Golden Gate Bridge.
I read Danielle Steel when I want an easy read. I don’t mean that in a negative way, but I just don’t find her writing very descriptive or involved. She gets to the point quickly in her novels and you don’t need much interpretive skills to decipher what she is saying.
That being said, it was a fun read. Sometimes, I don’t *want* metaphor after metap ...more
This is another winner for Danielle Steel. I don't know how she keeps up the prolific pace of her writing, but I'm surely glad she does. I always feel good after I read one of her books, and this one was no different. Thank you Ms. Steel for making my day.
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
A story about a pilot and co-pilot who where in the cock pit together. They also had a veteran pilot with them that was being retired for a medical reason. The co-pilot was cocky. he made a comment about the pilot being a woman. Then at the terminal getting checked in he made a racial slur. Bernice checked them in to the plane. Later she found a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge with a note that was threatening. She told her supervisor and she laughed. Bernice called Homeland Security and they ...more