Airborne

by DiAnn Mills

Paperback, 2020

Status

Available

Call number

813.6

Publication

Tyndale House Publishers (2020), 400 pages

Description

Fiction. Romance. Suspense. Christian Fiction. HTML:Heather Lawrence's long-awaited vacation to Salzburg wasn't supposed to go like this. Mere hours into the transatlantic flight, the Houston FBI agent is awakened when passengers begin exhibiting horrific symptoms of an unknown infection. As the virus quickly spreads and dozens of passengers fall ill, Heather fears she's witnessing an epidemic similar to ones her estranged husband studies for a livingâ??but this airborne contagion may have been deliberately released. While Heather remains quarantined with other survivors, she works with her FBI colleagues to identify the person behind this attack. The prime suspect? Dr. Chad Lawrence, an expert in his field . . . and Heather's husband. The Lawrences' marriage has been on the rocks since Chad announced his career took precedence over his wife and future family and moved out. As more victims fall prey days after the initial outbreak, time's running out to hunt down the killer, one who may be closer to the victims than anyone ever expect… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

400 p.; 8.1 inches

ISBN

1496427173 / 9781496427175

UPC

031809007150

User reviews

LibraryThing member lamb521
Title: Airborne
Author: DiAnn Mills
Pages: 400
Year: 2020
Publisher: Tyndale
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Have you ever started reading a suspense novel and begun to wonder if you could finish it? Well, I did. DiAnn Mills has penned a gripping, high octane tale where her characters not only battle a
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hidden foe but their own hearts. The story has people on a flight that will eventually take most of them to a music festival overseas. Shortly after takeoff, passengers get sick and some don’t make it. The survivors have to be quarantined on an island until a vaccine can be found.
The story then begins to focus on a married couple who both who have stellar careers, but don’t look to have a promising future. One is Dr. Chad Lawrence who is a brilliant scientist who has dedicated his life to help bring healing and hope to those afflicted with various viruses. His wife is an FBI agent and she works as a behavioral analyst. The question on everyone’s mind is, of course, how to find a cure but for Heather it is finding out who released the virus.
When Heather’s husband becomes a subject and she can’t do much since being on the island, what hope does she have to find the person responsible? Is her husband truly the man responsible for all that has occurred? Can Heather keep herself healthy as well as the new life within her womb? On top of all the chaos and uncertainty, Chad and Heather’s marriage is crumbling.
In a gripping tale of when life seemed at its blackest, the light of hope comes shining through the novel. I was amazed at how the author brings together the themes of life, faith, forgiveness and freedom. The other background characters bring forth the hope and peace of God that buoys the soul even when circumstances are otherwise. The “who-done-it” aspect of the novel kept me turning pages. At times I thought I had identified the culprit, and then there would be a twist in the plot, and I wasn’t so sure.
I have enjoyed many of DiAnn Mills’ works and this one was no exception! Readers will be quickly pulled into the book and find themselves unable to put it down until the end! I recommend audiences sit, read and enjoy the novel as soon as they can. They won’t be sorry for taking the time to open the book!
Note: The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.
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LibraryThing member vintagebeckie
Airborne by DiAnn Mills is a very timely suspense novel. Featuring a deadly flu virus targeting airplane passengers on their way to Europe, this book is chillingly real. So real in fact that it was sometimes a bit hard to read. I had to remind myself that it was fiction and not a new twist to the
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Covid pandemic. All that to say that it was certainly unputdownable! A recommended read if it’s not too soon for you.

Heather Lawrence, an FBI Special Agent, is on her way to Austria for more than a vacation. Her personal life is in shambles and she is endeavoring to gain control after her estrangement with her virologist husband, Chad. But soon after takeoff, people start getting sick — really sick. The terror of an unknown illness is front and center for the reader. Airborne gets a lot of things right — PPE, quarantine protocols, and the race for answers and a cure. There is also the element of social media panic, fake news, and the blame game that eerily parallels what has happened around the world since March 2020. Mills wrote this book way before that, proving what a great researcher she is. A combo of medical thriller and legal suspense, Airborne is a novel that will keep you up late turning the pages. There are lots of surprising twists and turns that keep the characters and the reader guessing. A great faith element is also woven throughout the book as Heather and Chad undergo a lot of changes. Chad is a very unlikable character, and I loved how many stuck with him even as most would have written him off.

I liked Airborne a lot, but understand that in light of all that is still going on with Covid 19, many may be put off by it. If that is you, put it on your maybe list — in a few months you may be ready for a well-written suspense that gives great perspective on what we are going through now.

Recommended.

Audience: adults.

(Thanks to the author for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
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LibraryThing member eccl
Airborne, by DiAnn Mills, is an amazing modern day Christian suspense romance story. Just weeks after her husband, Chad, moves out FBI agent Heather is taking a vacation. Shortly after the plane takes off people start getting sick with an unknown illness. Chad is a top expert in developing vaccines
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and immediately become the prime suspect.

This is a great story, so well written it kept me reading just to see what was going to happen next. This story is full of action and has twists and turns that I never expected. This story shows that no one is exempt from investigation when good investigators are involved. One of the things that I found enjoyable was to read about Heather and Chad’s relationship and the reason behind it’s failure. There were some spots in the story that had me questioning Heather’s actions.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Tyndale House Publishers through NetGalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
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LibraryThing member cbcmedia
I had high hopes for this novel. It didn’t quite live up to my hopes, but it was good. I had a hard time following the plot and the dialogue. I didn’t really connect with the characters, the main character, Heather, was just ok, her husband, Chad, was a jerk. I had a hard time trying to
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understand what was happening with their relationship. And the whole “who-done-it” with the virus was very confusing. But, it did keep me guessing!
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