Al Pessin


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The plane carrying the Secretary of Defense is blown out of the sky. The Defense Intelligence Agency greenlights an unprecedented response—Operation: Sandblast.
Pentagon Covert Ops runner Bridget Davenport, must find someone to infiltrate the Taliban, get to the terrorist mastermind, and at all costs stop his plan for an attack more destructive than 9/11. Bridget finds young California-raised Afghan-American Lieutenant Faraz Abdallah. His heritage and military training make him the perfect undercover agent, but no one knows whether he can do the job.
Success depends on Faraz’s ability to fool the Taliban’s top leaders and become a terrorist, while remembering why he’s really there.  Bridget believes in him, but it will take everything she has to keep the president and the top brass from pulling the plug . . .
“Pessin calls on his years in the Pentagon and White House press corps for the keen details that bring this tale to life.”
—T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author
“A nail-biter of a thriller.”
—Les Standiford, author of Water to the Angels
“A taut action-thriller that really pulls you in.”
—Henry V. O'Neil, author of The Sim War Series
“This timely, realistic story will be awarded top marks by fans of  Alex Berensen and Vince Flynn.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan