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Amid eerily coincidental current events, Tyndale plans early e-book release of “Airborne,” DiAnn Mills’s romantic suspense novel about unknown virus outbreak

CAROL STREAM, ILL. (April 15, 2020)—When bestselling author DiAnn Mills began writing a novel about the shocking outbreak of an unknown airborne virus, she had no idea just how relevant it would become, coinciding with the real-life spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. “The story line for Airborne came to me three and a half years ago,” she explains. “All I had was a what-if: a virus unleashed on an international flight.” Airborne was originally scheduled for publication in September 2020. While print editions of Airborne will release in the fall as planned, Tyndale will release the e-book on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Airborne follows the story of Houston FBI agent Heather Lawrence as she works under quarantine to find the person responsible for deliberately unleashing a deadly virus on a plane full of people. The prime suspect? Dr. Chad Lawrence, an expert in his field . . . and Heather’s estranged husband. As more victims fall prey days after the initial outbreak, time’s running out to track down the killer, one who may be closer to the victims than anyone ever expected.

Mills, whose romantic suspense novels have won two Christy Awards, asserts that her vision for Airborne is to champion the selfless service of first responders during times of crisis: “My mission is to show a story that weaves together hope, reality, and the sacrificial work of first responders when a deadly virus spreads among innocent people.” As the world faces an unprecedented time of uncertainty and fear, Mills aims to be a source of encouragement. “My prayer is that people will experience God’s presence during our current global crisis.”

DiAnn Mills writes well-researched novels with accuracy and attention to detail, crafting riveting tales of intrigue for romance and crime drama fans alike.

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She creates action-packed, suspense-filled novels to thrill readers. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and Carol Award contests. Firewall, the first book in her FBI: Houston series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian fiction books of 2014. Connect with DiAnn at

Airborne by DiAnn Mills | Tyndale House Publishers |

e-book release: April 28, 2020
ISBN 978-1-4964-2718-2 | Kindle
ISBN 978-1-4964-2715-1 | ePub
ISBN 978-1-4964-2716-8 | Apple

print release: September 8, 2020
ISBN 978-1-4964-2717-5 | Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4964-2714-4 | Hardcover

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