Frank Okolo has been an avid airplane pilot for four decades, including the last 33 years as an airline pilot. He has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and obtained his flying licenses and type ratings from various fixed base operators and schools in the USA, and the United Kingdom. He has 20,273 , mostly on jets such as the Boeing 737NG, B-737-CL, EMB-190, MD-82, DC-9, BAC1-11, DHC-6, and corporate jets including the Challenger 601/604, and BAE-125. He is the author of 'One Thousand Days in the Sun' and 'The Contractor'. He parlays his knowledge of flying in the complicated airspace around the nation's Capitol in weaving The Contractor's gripping plot.