Accidental Heroes

Accidental Heroes

A Novel

Large Print - 2018 | First large print edition.
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A decorated former Air Force pilot. A pregnant flight attendant. A dedicated TSA agent. The fates of these three, and many others, converge as ordinary men and women in fight for their lives during a flight from New York to San Francisco.
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 message. Senior Homeland Security agent Ben Waterman still grapples with guilt after a disastrous operation in which hostages were killed. What does the message mean, and which flight is involved? Passengers, crew, and experts on the ground become heroes out of necessity to try to avert tragedy at the eleventh hour.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2018]
Edition: First large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780525590378
0525590374
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE STEEL
Characteristics: 306 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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karebear111
Jun 20, 2019

I had not read Danielle Steel in years but decided to read this one recently. I found the novel so different from her earlier, kind of smutty novels. I really enjoyed this.

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roy2sigg
Mar 17, 2019

want to pick this book up at the South County Regional Library please

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NicciCarrera
Dec 14, 2018

I borrowed this once thinking it was about 9/11 and that I should read it. I returned it unread. Then on another visit to the library I read the blurb more carefully. I still thought it was about 9/11, but I decided to get through it figuring it's Danielle Steel, she'll take care of me (not make me depressed). Well it's not about that. It's about a possible scenario and she did a great job. I couldn't put it down. And the meaning in the book about heroism is beautiful. Highly recommended; it's a feel-good yet meaningful book.

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librarychick64
Nov 28, 2018

I had never read a Danielle Steel book before and found that I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. That said, I thought there was a bit too much exposition -- too much telling and not enough showing. Also, it felt like she wrapped up the mystery too early. But all in all, it was a pleasant escape.

ArapahoeDianeM Aug 18, 2018

I have been a fan of Danielle Steel for many decades. Her books are almost always easy reads, fairly interesting & a good story. This one is a little different than a lot of hers, in that, it was supposed to be more of a mystery thriller. It was an "ok" story (although a bit predictable & safe) ---- some of the characters were good. I would have to agree with a previous comment, that this wasn't one of her best books -- although a good quick "escape".

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writermala
Jun 14, 2018

This is one of Steel's better books. A TSA agent at JFK airport spots a suspicious postcard which her gut tells her means something. She reports it to her superiors and soon a search is instigated. Within the time it takes to fly from New York to San Francisco TSA and Homeland Security figure out who a suspect is and what he/she is up to. Will the plane with 111 people on board come down? Or will they be safe? Read the story to find out. Characters are well sketched and plot well woven.

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pharra19
Apr 16, 2018

Reading a Danielle Steel novel is usually a nice, palate-cleansing break from my usual fare of psychological thrillers. So I was excited to see a new book by her, and one that purported to be a suspenseful thrill ride to boot!

Unfortunately, the holes in logic in the plot ruined my enjoyment of the story. The reader is supposed to believe that a mere discarded postcard found in the bottom of a search bin started an investigation that included the FBI. And that, despite there being over a hundred people on the plane, the investigators on the ground managed to quickly narrow the search for the culprit down to one individual? Really????

I found also that the characters, despite having interesting backstories, somehow seemed flat and two dimensional.
This was not one of Ms. Steel's better efforts.

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pktab
Apr 12, 2018

I have been reading this author for many years, many decades actually - since the late 70's to early 80's. Her earlier books really moved me, moved to tears in many instances. However, lately, I haven't felt that same thrill from her books.
This book was different!!!! From the very beginning, it was a book I couldn't stand to put down! I am a computer "junkie" and I even gave that up to finish this book.
There was great character development, so much so that it was hard to comprehend how it would all end.
Read the book, I don't think you will be disappointed.

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