Author: Paul McElroy
The novel's success is largely due to the tremendous acceptance and word-of-mouth promotion from within the aviation industry.
TRACON paints an insightful behind-the-scenes portrait of the legendary O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois. McElroy creates a chillingly realistic fictional expose' of the life of an air traffic controller and an airline disaster waiting to happen. Pilots, controllers, and aviation enthusiasts love the authenticity of the novel. Paperback, 493 pages.
When technology goes too far...
Thousands of lives hover in the skies above Chicago. An average day in the TRACON for air traffic controller Ryan Kelly. Cool and confident, he juggles airlines like a casino dealer shuffles cards from the dark vantage of the radar room at O'Hare airport.
There's just one problem. A billion-dollar one. Kelly fears the airlines' coveted collision avoidance system will cause the very midair it's supposed to prevent. When peculiar readouts flash across his scope, two jets tangle over Lake Michigan and several hundred people die, propelling Kelly into the political and public crosshairs. Evidence vanishes. Hidden forces sabotage his reputation. His tightly coiled world spins out of control. There's only one way to clear his name and expose the renegade computer... but at great peril to the one he loves.
"An accomplished debut novel." Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Gripping. A must read for anyone who flies." New York Times best-selling author Clive Cussler
"One of those books you find yourself staying up late to read. Very, very late." Pacific Flyer