Pub Date 03 Jan 2019
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Love. Guilt. Ambition. What propels YOU?
R. D. Kardon's debut novel puts you in the cockpit with pilot Tris Miles as she navigates the challenges of integrating an all-male corporate flight department in 1997. Tris encounters harassment, marginalization, and backstabbing on her journey to becoming a jet captain.
It’s 1997. Women stand beside men in combat and fly fighter jets. Pilot Tris Miles is not content with her job as a First Officer for tiny Clear Sky Airlines. She wants to be a Captain—the only way she knows to prove her worth as a pilot and atone for a deadly mistake.
To further her career, Tris accepts a prestigious job with Tetrix, Inc. But her dream of becoming pilot-in-command twists into a nightmare.
As the company’s first woman pilot, she encounters resistance, marginalization and harassment on a daily basis. Fortunately Tris has one thing her co-workers can’t deny—skill.
When Tris finds herself in a crippled airplane thousands of miles from home she must prove she can lead. With her career on the line, can Tris earn the respect she’s been craving? And if this is the end, can she find the strength to forgive herself?
Tris Miles is a heroine for our times. Set in the late 1990s, Flygirl by R.D. Kardon examines one tenacious woman’s struggle to survive in a vocation dominated by men who want nothing more than to see her fail. Readers will fall in love with Tris, who is a force to be reckoned with. Based on Kardon’s own experiences as a female pilot, Flygirl is written with both authenticity and heart.
— T. Greenwood, author of Rust & Stardust, Where I Lost Her, and Two Rivers
In R.D. Kardon’s debut novel, she has created an inspirational character in Tris Miles. Flygirl is vivid, energetic, and fast-paced. It is a story about striving to reach for your goals despite astronomical odds.
— Jill G. Hall, author of The Black Velvet Coat and The Silver Shoes
The phenomenal debut novel from R.D. Kardon buckles you in for a nonstop flight of secrets and backstabbing. Kardon’s prose and dialogue give life to honest characters with true emotional depth.
— Mikel J. Wilson, author of Murder on the Lake of Fire and Death Opens a Window
Flygirl is an astounding peek behind the scenes of pilot life. You’ll have to fasten your seat belt when you read this riveting story, as Tris Miles captivates and lifts you high above ground.
— E.P. Sery, author of The Scent of Heat
A fantastic read! This book and the scenarios R.D. Kardon places before us fascinated me. I felt I sat in the cockpit as a silent observer, a part of the tension. This book portrays challenges woman still face today.
— Lois Letchford, author of Reversed: A Memoir