On Sale: March 20, 2018
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Romance Contemporary | Romance Suspense
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 Steelâ€™s gripping new
novelâ€”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 Yorkâ€™s John F. Kennedy
airport, two planes have just departed for San Franciscoâ€”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 ambiguousâ€”perhaps
ominousâ€”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
As Ben scans the passenger manifests, his focus turns to the
A321, with Helen Smith as its senior pilot. Helenâ€™s military
service and her tenure with the airline have been exemplary.
But her husbandâ€™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 Helenâ€™s
plane is planning something terrible. And heâ€™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
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