Most of the contents of the book has to do with my work with the US government. I traveled to many countries performing my assigned duties and encountered many unusual situations. I have been held at gunpoint in several countries and was aboard aircraft which had to make emergency landings because of malfunctions and mechanical failures. Usually, I traveled by myself, performing quality assurance and safety functions, as I was trained in both. I spent nearly four years in Israel, setting up the safety program from scratch. I have many fond memories of this time and left many Israeli friends when I returned to the States.