like The Hunt for Red October of air traffic control.
The history of a union.
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lurks all around you. In your home. At the office. On vacation.
The characters in
Paul McElroys novels could be your neighbors, co-workers,
even you. Ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary
In his debut novel,
you meet Ryan Kelly, an air traffic controller who pushes tin
at the worlds busiest airport. When you fly, chances are
you pass through Kellys airspace on the way to your destination.
You see Chicago sprawling below, but the drama brewing in Kellys
workplace is hidden.
Controllers say their profession is notoriously
misunderstoodeven by commercial pilots. TRACON
takes you inside the world of these unseen shepherds of the sky,
where you discover that suspense hovers in your shadow.
received such high acclaim from the aviation community that the
National Air Traffic Controllers Association commissioned Paul
to write the unions history. If youd like to know
more about Ryan Kellys world, we invite you to read an excerpt
the Wind here at PaulMcElroy.com.