Two books, one a nonfiction narrative, one an alternative history novel—both highly acclaimed.


Link to KXAN interview: STAR Flight retiree recounts rescues, triumphs in new book


Praise for LIFE INSIDE THE DEAD MAN’S CURVE

“This project was unbelievably good! It was suspenseful, supremely well written, kept me turning the pages till the very end. I can’t say enough good things about it!
CHRISTY PHILLIPPE, The Versatile Pen

“Kevin’s work is a warm, compassionate story of helicopters in rescue missions. I only wish my father could have read it, as it brought Father’s passion for the helicopter as an instrument for saving lives into reality. The author spent thirty-five years and logged more than eleven thousand hours of flight time as a naval aviator and public-safety helicopter pilot. Kevin’s is an admirable story of a life well lived.
IGOR SIKORSKY, Jr., Noted Aviation Historian and son of the man who invented the modern helicopter

“A delightful, informative homage to a life of flight. … Although the prose is consistently lighthearted and even humorous, it also seriously chronicles the palpable sense of risk in McDonald’s profession.
KIRKUS Reviews


Praise for A NATION INTERRUPTED

“An exhilarating ride through an alternate history.”
—GEORGE GALDORISI, New York Times bestselling author

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  A Nation Interrupted is an intelligent wartime political thriller, vivid, ambitious and grand in scale. There is no glitter, just the sheen of quality throughout – this book is the real deal; a serious work of organic quality, which seamlessly blends fact and fiction. – MATT McAVOY, Noted author and critic