Al Pessin (BSJ76)

After nearly 40 years in journalism, Pessin will publish his first novel, “Sandblast,” in March 2020. When the plane carrying the U.S. defense secretary is blown out of the sky, Pentagon Covert Ops runner Bridget Davenport comes up with a plan: infiltrate the Taliban, find the terrorist mastermind, and at all costs thwart his next plot – an attack more devastating than 9/11. But what American could possibly do that? Enter Army Lieutenant Faraz Abdallah, son of Afghan immigrants. His heritage and language skills make him the ideal candidate, but he’s fresh out of ROTC and no one knows whether he can do the job. When Faraz is forced to become a terrorist Bridget must convince the president and the top brass not to pull the plug. NYT bestselling author Richard Castle says, “Al Pessin escorts you through thrills and chaos…This guy knows his stuff.”