Night Over Water by Ken Follett: It's 1939 and England has just declared war on Germany. Many people are trying to leave England and flee to the US in order to avoid war and have some hope of maintaining a lifestyle they are accustomed to.
The Flying Clipper, Pan American's luxury aircraft is making it's last trip from Southhampton to New York City. Aboard are a wide variety of people including an aging actress, a princess, a German physicist, a common, but clever thief, as well as an assortment of the wealthy, snobby upper crust of English society.
What happens when this flying hotel encounters a storm mid the Atlantic, and turmoil withing the passengers and the crew.
Hang on for an exciting, bumpy ride as this massive aircraft cleaves the skies.