'Stan' Standley is a retired Naval Aviator from Alvin, Texas. After leaving the military, he became a civil aviation ground instructor and worked for a furniture manufacturer before joining the nuclear power industry. He utilized some first hand knowledge to create this expanded, fictionalized rendering of an event that occurred in Hawaii in January, 1982. He also authored Pawprints All Over Me and is currently working on another novel. He resides in Plymouth, Massachusetts with his wife, Bobbie, and two demanding weimaraners.