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Accidental Heroes

Accidental Heroes
 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - 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 engages ordinary men and women in the ... read full description below.

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Published 20 March 2018 by DELACORTE
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Author(s) By Steel, Danielle
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ISBN-13 9781101884096
ISBN-10 1101884096
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher DELACORTE
Imprint Delacorte Press
Publication Date 20 March 2018
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Steel, Danielle
Category Modern Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Sagas
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Terrorism - Prevention, Life change events, Airplanes, Detective and mystery fiction, FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 896688

Description of this Book

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - 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 engages ordinary 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Danielle Steel Steel is one of the best! --Los Angeles Times Few modern writers convey the pathos of family and material life with such heartfelt empathy. --The Philadelphia Inquirer Steel pulls out all the emotional stops. . . . She delivers! --Publishers Weekly What counts for the reader is the ring of authenticity. --San Francisco Chronicle

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Author's Bio

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels in sold. Her many international bestsellers include Fall from Grace, Past Perfect, Fairytale, The Right Time, The Duchess, Against All Odds, Dangerous Games, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children's books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood.

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