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Accidental Heroes

料號(EAN): 9781101884119
ISBN: 9781101884119
作 者: Steel, Danielle
出 版 社: Random House USA
出版日期: 2018/12/15
頁 數: 326
長 寬 高: 175x107x21mm
語 系: 英文
裝 訂: 平裝
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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.


在一個美麗的五月早晨,紐約約翰甘迺迪機場有兩架飛機剛剛開往舊金山:一架757,另一架較小的空中巴士A321。在安全檢查站,美國運輸安全管理局 (TSA)員工伯尼斯.亞當斯發現了一張金門大橋的明信片,上面有一則含糊不清、可能是不祥的信息。她的主管駁斥了她的擔憂,但伯尼斯打電話給保安,很快班.沃特曼到現場。在一次人質傷亡的災難性行動之後,一名國土安全部資深官員仍在努力克服內疚,班也開始心生懷疑。誰留下那張明信片,那個人上了哪個航班,這個訊息究竟是什麼意思?
 
當班掃描乘客艙單時,他的焦點轉向A321班機,海倫.史密斯是該班機的資深飛行員。海倫的軍中服役和她在航空公司的任期表現都堪稱典範。但她丈夫在伊拉克的慘死非任何人能承受,讓她的喪偶留有三個孩子。一位大明星在機上,剛剛失去四十年職業生涯的退休飛行員也是。一個心煩意亂的父親也在航班上,帶著他從他疏遠的妻子那裏綁架過來的小兒子一起旅行。通過篩選數據並依靠直覺,班確信海倫飛機上的某個人正在策劃一些恐佈的事情。他的直覺是對的。乘客、機組人員和地勤專家成了在最後一刻,試圖避免悲劇的必要英雄。
 
在她令人驚嘆的小說中,丹妮爾.史迪爾將激烈的動作與豐富的情感以及糾纏的生活故事結合起來。當這架飛機停靠在舊金山的目的地時,所有陌生人團結一心,做出了孤注一擲的選擇,幾位偶然英雄將永遠改變未來。

(譯者/徐琍沂&劉世明)

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