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What if an air traffic controller becomes an accomplice in a terrorist plot?
Veiled Vigilance centers on B.J. Bouchet, a veteran air traffic controller working in the most hectic and demanding facility in the world—the Metro TRACON located in the New York metropolitan area. His professional skills are indisputable, but his self-induced personal demons have left him in emotional shambles. His habitual infidelity has precipitated a bitter end to his marriage and resulted in his only son relocating to the west coast. Adding to his woes is a related DUI incident that has placed him in therapy, threatened the security of his job and forced the suspension of his precious pilot’s license. And then, a budding relationship that is assuredly a Godsend seemingly rescues him from the torture that is his reality.
Asha Zacoor, an exotic and beautiful immigrant, has a chance meeting with B.J. that blossoms into an intense romance and offers the promise of happiness for both the present and the future. But, Asha’s dysfunctional family poses obstacles that must be resolved before the couple can go forward with their plans for a life together. The situation is complicated all the more when Asha’s younger brother becomes involved with illicit activities that, in the wake of 9/11, threaten to have the entire family deported. B.J.’s desperate quest to solve the dilemma and save his relationship compels him to use his vast air traffic knowledge to embark on a dangerous course of action. When he later learns of a far more sinister plan, he tries to undo the damage, but is now pursued by the authorities who thwart his efforts to reverse his misdeeds. His frantic struggle to dismantle what he has set in motion appears destined for calamitous results.
Can one man stymie the malevolent plot that is being hatched and avert a cataclysmic incident? Both B.J. and the reader will have to wait until the very end to find out.
About the Author
D.L. Lance is a retired air traffic controller who spent his formative years in New York City and most of his adult life in the greater metropolitan area. He is a graduate of New York University. For almost all of his twenty-year career as an air traffic controller he worked at the NY TRACON, a radar facility that handles all air traffic going in and out of the New York area. Thus, his perspective on air traffic control is an insider’s view of the complex National Airspace System. Read more about D.L. Lance.