Michael Erving is the pen name for Kenneth Padgett. Ken has been involved in emergency services and the US military for over 25 years. He has held the positions firefighter, fire company officer, chief officer, and emergency manager. Ken has been involved in some of the United States' largest disasters, including Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, and Ike, the BP oil spill, and numerous large-scale fires. Currently, he is a Flight Paramedic, caring for critically injured or ill patients during transport by fixed wing jet aircraft or by helicopter. This is his first work of fiction.